With all my good intentions the socks don't fit. Perhaps after a wash and block there might be a chance that they will fit my husband's feet. If not I guess I will have to take them, darn.
Here is the story, my husband loves hand knit socks and I am happy to oblige; however, this time around I choose the wrong pattern for a man's foot. With all the increases and decreases it makes for a very tight fit. Also this is knit in 100% Merino, oh so soft, but with no nylon there doesn't seem to be any room of a bit of ease. Therefore I think where my husbands feet are concerned I think wool/nylon will be better. They allow for a bit of ease on my tight a$$ knitting.
The details -
The Patten: Azure Socks
Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted - Merino
Colorway: Walk in the Woods
Needles: Size 1, two circulars (two at a time) THE VERY BEST WAY TO KNIT SOCKS.
Advice: The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. This is a great pattern and if you choose to do it I would suggest a solid yarn as this very lovely color although it may be makes it very hard to see the lovely whale pattern. Also with all the increases and decreases it does not leave a lot of ease in the socks, just keep it in mind if you like a longer sock along the ankle.