FO: Hanukah Socks

Written by Sarah on December 19th, 2012 Posted in design, FO, gift, holiday, knits, life, socks

You’ve heard of Christmas socks? How about some Chanukah socks?

I wanted to make my amazing Aunt Sherry something for Chanukah. I promised myself (for the sake of sanity) that I would not make gifts for everyone but I made a few exceptions and she was one of them. She is very special to me and I am constantly getting awesome handmade gifts from her. I don’t think socks are ever a terrible gift (ungrateful kids these days!) so I made her these.

chanukah socks

I was inspired by the Purl Soho homespun socks (as I’m sure you can tell by the colors I chose and the style of the sock. I won’t pretend I didn’t rip the idea of a neutral, chunky sock off a little bit.) But I’m a sucker for toe up socks.  So I designed my own toe-up sock.

It’s a simple toe-up sock with a short row heel. That’s kind of my go-to sock pattern. I adjusted it to use size 6 needles and Cascade Eco Duo. (Undyed alpaca, you are my kryptonite!) I thought a nice chunky sock would be nice to wear around the house or with snow boots. And, selfishly, they worked up pretty quickly. (Which is good because the other gifts I’ve decided on are driving me insane.)

hanukah socks

I love the look and feel of the socks. I’m excited to make more with this pattern. And hopefully more for Aunt Sherry!

(Gift knitting also means that I never get proper photos. Hopefully I can update sometime soon with better ones!)

Have you given socks as a gift? Seriously, though toe up or top down?

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Comments (4)

  • Aunt Sherry
    December 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm |


  • Carol Brandon
    January 19, 2013 at 5:49 am |

    I am probably being amazingly stupid but having seen the pictures of your alpaca Crux socks and what a lovely sock pattern you had used I have searched your site and can’t find the pattern. Is it available to use? You say you have made it your own but I would love to have a go if it is available. Thank you for your inspiring pictures.

    • January 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm |

      Thanks! I’m glad you like them! It’s a basic toe-up sock with a short row heel (which is my favorite sock go-to sock pattern) with colorwork. That’s about all that I can really tell you as far as a pattern because I didn’t write a proper one for it and even if I had, they ended up being the wrong size (as they were meant for my boyfriend and now they fit me!) You’re more than welcome to try that colorwork on a sock (I really love that crux design) and in the meantime, I’ll let you know when I get around to sitting down and making a real pattern for those!

  • Carol Brandon
    January 22, 2013 at 4:52 am |

    Thank you, that would be wonderful.

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