- Basic Socks from Learn to Knit Socks by Edie Eckman
- Debbie Bliss Merino DK, [100% merino wool (machine washable)],
color: yellow and blue
- US 3
- 6.25 sts/inch
- March 2003
- This was my very first pair of socks. For fun, I knit one sock in yellow with blue stripes and one in blue with yellow stripes. This yarn was very soft and cozy, but unfortunately it wore out almost INSTANTLY. As you can see from the picture below, I repaired holes in the heels on both socks. I started to repair the ball of the foot on the blue sock via duplicate stitch, but I gave up since it was taking so long. I think I cut the toe off with the plan of just reknitting it with fresh yarn, but I never got around to that. I decided I'd rather just knit new socks out of yarn that would hold up better.