project 21: rain boot socks

October is finally here! The air is a little crisper, the leaves crunch crunch under my feet, and the smell of someone’s fireplace pays visit to my nose. And you know what that means! Pumpkins, and Fall, and leaves, and pumpkin pie, and halloween, and thanksgiving, and rain. (Can you tell I’m excited?) Almost everything wonderful happens in Fall (except my birthday), so I’m so happy it’s finally here. Also, you guys, it’s been raining all day! Drought subsiding? I hope so!

Just for the occasion, I whipped up this fun pair of rain boot socks. They’re a little thick, so they fit just perfect inside a rain boot and don’t slip down too much.

Easy 2 needle knit socks
Rain boot socks! Fall, here we come!

These socks are simple to make and don’t take a lot of engineering. If making socks (especially with 4 needles and super tiny yarn) freaks you out,(or you don’t want it to take two months, like my million dollar socks) you’re in luck! This pattern knits up with two needles and seamed down the back. I definitely recommend for a new intermediate knitter if you want to learn a few things. I’m already on my second pair! (Just FYI, everyone is getting these socks for the holidays whether they like it or not).

The socks shown here are improvised from a pattern in the book Simple Knitting by Erika Knight. I love this book so much I’ve borrowed it four times from the library. (At this point I should probably just invest in one of my own.) It takes you through how to make great basics for your home and wardrobe, while slowly introducing some of the most commonly used (but sometimes a little overwhelming) knitting skills (seaming, short row shaping, colorwork). It’s a great book no matter your level. Check it out at a library near you! Or, you can buy it here!

What are your favorite things about Fall? Let me know in the comments below!

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