One thing that keeps some people from knitting socks is that they seem like a project that will take forever, with tiny yarn and teensy needles, and you have to make two of them?
If you’d like to try out sock knitting without all that pain, check out this pattern for worsted weight shorty socks from the Chilly Dog.
Worsted weight socks knit up a lot faster than socks using lighter-weight yarn, and because these have no leg to speak of, just a little cuff, they’ll be worked up in no time.
These are not really socks you’d wear with shoes, but they are perfect for lounging around the house, almost like a slipper for summer days.
Have you ever knit worsted weight socks? I have a pair of boot socks that I love worked in worsted weight, but I might have to try these little guys out, too.
[Photo: the Chilly Dog.]