Monday, February 21, 2011

Frank's Paris Nights

I wish I could say they visited Paris....

Frank's Paris Nights
These were hubby's Valentines present. He got them with a toe finished, but not kitchnered and a toe not finished at all.

You see I've only knit him 1 pair of socks and since he only wears them at home and not often, no wonder it's been over 3 years! He wore the heel out and they are and I'm not even trying to fix them...come to think of it, they are in the black hole of lost knits so I couldn't fix them if I wanted to...(I've lost 2 cowls in the past month :(

Toe pic!
Toe pic!

Heel pic! I really love the ribbing down the back of the heel.
Heel Pic!

Got the daughter to model so you could see the neat patterning down the front....
Frank's Paris Nights

and the back! Eek..I may have ended a heel sooner than the other...oh well ;)
Uncle Frank socks by Irishgirlieknits
Malabrigo Rios in Paris Night
1.5 skeins
US 4, magic looped (what else ;)

The yarn is awesome, for those that may not know, it's the superwash, worsted version of Malabrigo. It can be a little bit splitty, but the knitted fabric is awesome.

The pattern is really easy, it looks complicated, but it's not. I'm sure I'll be knitting a pair for me one day...unless hubby doesn't wear his, then I'll reknit the toes smaller ;)

ETA: Irishgirlieknits patterns are 20% off until Tuesday the 22!


silverfox said...

The socks are beautiful-of course in a manly sort of way!I love the colour and they look great, I would be tempted to keep them for myself!!

dianne said...

Paris Nights is probably my favorite Malabrigo color! It's a great match for the pattern too. I have some Rios in Ravelry Red for a hat It's good to hear the knitted fabric is nice :-)

IrishGirlieKnits said...

Just lovely Zonda!! I love them in the Rios too, and that color, perfect!! So glad you enjoyed knitting them!

MsKnottyKnits said...

Those came out so nice!! I am jealous of "that man". ;)

cpurl17 said...

They're gorgeous and def worth a trip to Paris!!!

Knitting Kris said...

Really great socks! One of my favorite colors Malabrigo. They look fabulous!

PS - Don't send that black hole over here. I already have a black hole for commercial socks, and I don't want to even think about my hand knit socks diseappearing into that hole! :)

Sandra said...

I am not 1005 sure anymore that my hubby wouldn't wear handknitted socks ... so I might try knit him a pair!
But I a damn sure he wouldn't wear them out of house!

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Jo said...

I'm impressed you knit your husband socks - I look at Andrew's size 12 behomoths and shudder.

Karen said...

Ooohh, those are gorgeous. It can be hard to find sock patterns that are manly enough, but those certainly look like something a guy would wear. And how can you go wrong with Malabrigo?? :)