A week or so ago a friend texted me wondering whether it would be possible to make her two pairs of socks for her husband’s birthday on Oct 25.
LOL! I answered her, pointing out it takes me close to two weeks to knit a pair of socks.
I always have a pair of socks on the go, and I was still working on the first of the pair so I sent her a picture of what I was working on and wondered “would Ebenezer wear these socks”? Sure she replied. OK, one pair of socks checked.
I thought about the problem a bit more – I chose a pair of socks from my finished stash, sent her a picture and asked if he’d wear these?
So as soon as I finished the blue socks, I unravelled the toe from these red socks, added 16 rows to the foot length, and reknit the toe on each.
There you have it, two pairs of men’s size 12 socks in time for Ebenezer’s birthday – and all without a lot of stress.
I’m never quite sure how long to make sock feet when they’re not for women wearing size 7 1/2 – 8 shoes. I found the following chart:
I knit the foot of Ebenezer’s socks just about 11 1/2″ in length. They should fit him fine.
I would never have imagined you could take them apart and make them longer! Smart way to make it work out for your friend
Yup, 3-4 hours work instead of 25!