Yes, I knit a lot of single socks. My yarn store boss always asks, “Why socks?” And I always say, “Because they’re quick, and easily transportable, and there’s rarely any seaming to be done.”
And I like sock yarns.
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon) in Black Purl.
I knit this sock up on 2.5 mm needles, basing my pattern on the Zephyr Socks pattern by domesticrafts. I had originally planned on knitting her Drunken Bees Socks after I learned of them on Mog’s Blog, but the delightful pattern was lost in the dye job, so I went with the Zephyr Socks. It’s based on the pattern because my yarn was finer and the needles were narrower, and I ended up using 72 stitches rather than the recommended 54. So I knit the chart and used the heel method but did everything with a different amount of stitches…which made me feel smug because I felt like a knitting goddess (I finally have socks figured out) but I realised long into the instep that I had not followed her instructions on the instep yarn overs. I thought to myself as I went along patternless (because I was carrying enough with me at the Folk Fest and I worked most of the heel and the instep stitches there), I’m missing a step in here…and then I didn’t omit the yarn overs when I started the toe…but I’m happy with the way it turned out. It’s a comfy sock.
Of course, it took most of a skein (Lorna’s Laces is one of those yarns that requires two skeins for a pair of socks), and I am definitely a second-sock-itis kind of girl. But there it is. Another finished sock.