I like to knit socks in the evening whilst watching television. I like easy to follow patterns that I don't have to to think about too much and which grow quite quickly so that in a couple of evenings I have a wonderful pair of socks to show for my efforts.
Sock yarn is available in wonderful self striping mixes that create the most wonderful socks with each pair being different. I find that ribbed socks work the best for me as they hold their shape well and don't slip down.
There are hundreds of great patterns on Ravelry and I decided to make a basic ribbed pair designed by Kate Atherley. You can find the pattern here: Basic Ribbed Socks
The yarn I have used for this pair is Regia Design Line. I have had this yarn in my stash since last winter and thought it was time it saw the light of day. The colour mix is lovely...mainly blues with a little pink & moss green. I am so happy with the way they turned out. I made the socks in the traditional way on double pointed needles but the pattern also gives instructions to make them on circulars if you prefer. I've not tried socks on circulars as yet.....I think I love working on my double points too much.
I really enjoyed knitting these socks, the pattern was so easy to follow and I would highly recommend the design to anyone just starting out knitting socks or like me someone who wants an easy knit which you don't have to concentrate too hard on but which gives great results.
I can see this pattern becoming a firm favourite of mine and I have already casted on a new pair that I am going to make for my lovely father in law.