Right now, on the needles I have 2 pairs of socks -
indeterminate pattern in Austerman Step and Broadripple in Fortissima Colori, col. 9094.
I finally decided to be nice and ask my sweetie if he would like a pair of stripey thin socks (he has started wearing the socks I made him nearly every day over the past week, so that warrants making him a new pair!)
To my surprise, he said yes, he'd wear the fun stripey yarns I like (hate hate hate knitting with a solid colour right now - seems to drag on forever!). So I got out my sock stash, and he looked through it, and picked out a few that he said he liked "If I didn't have plans for" -- what a nice fella! I didn't like the ones he picked, so we made a trip to the LYS this morning to pick yarn for his big ole feet! Funny ... I just pointed him to the wall o' sock yarn and said pick whatever you want, and he immediately grabbed the Austerman Step in Gras (lucky for me --- he could have picked a boring old solid grey in a not-nice-to-work-with blend of materials! I really like working with the Austerman - love the colour he chose). I will be putting my Austerman on hold for a week or 2 (pictured above in Whiskey colourway)while I knit his socks. When he tried on "my" Austerman -- too small (whew! dodged a bullet there!), but he really liked the thin soft yarn.
Anyone have any ideas for a pattern? He has thin legs/calves and a wide foot. I will be googling alot tomorrow for a man's sock pattern, so your advice is really appreciated! I am thinking -- possibly something with ribs or a bit of cable would be nice ... but not too complex.
These are the socks I made for him 4 1/2 years ago - Briggs & Little Fine Socks pattern ... Tresko Garn by Sandnes (col. 4255), made in Norway. They were the first socks I had ever made, first thing I had knit on small needles, and I see mistakes all through them. They are short in the leg because I was scared I would get bored and not finish them, and he would have "Sock" not "SockS"!
I'll post when I am done the Broadripple in blue, and then again when I start the Gras Steps.