Bulky Black Socks (Lamb’s Pride Bulky)

Knitting, Project #119

It’s hard to photograph the detail on black socks. Observe the ruffled effect at the top from casting on double the amount of stitches and working the first round as K2TOG. These socks are much loved by the recipient.


Date completed: 1/12/2007

Yarn: 1 skein – Brown Sheep Co.: Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair), 113 g/4 oz, 125 yds/114 m. Color: Black (M-05 Onyx)

US Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) double-pointed needles (DPN)
US Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16″ circulars, 2 pair

Gauge: 3 sts = 1 inch (12 sts and 18 rows = 4″)

Pattern: Followed instructions in Basic Sock Chart
Finished size: 8″ around ankle, 8.5″ around foot, 9.5″ foot length
Leftover yarn: None
Approximate cost: $8/skein

Notes: Used DPNs to cast on, make cuff, and pick up gusset sts. Did 2 socks at same time on 2 circulars for foot and toe.