Allow me to present, for Cara, finished Jaywalker socks. The yarn is Trekking XXL and they are being modeled by the recipient, my stepdaughter, Jessica.
[You’ll notice the cell phone in the photo. Jessica is never far from the phone. I think she’s had a phone in her hand since she was 2.]
I love knitting socks for Jess. She wears a size 6. Really. Her foot is a whole 1 3/4 inches shorter than Hannah’s and 2 inches shorter than mine. And, Jess paid me the ultimate compliment. She said, about twenty times, how perfectly these socks fit her. Words like that warm this sock knitter’s heart. What she actually said was, “wow, it’s like they were made just for me.” Ummm. Yeah, that was the point, Jess. What can I say? She is a blonde, after all.
In any case, let me be the next to say it: I’m a Jaywalker convert. I love this pattern! It’s easy but looks complicated. It makes self-striping yarn look funky. And, while it doesn’t show up as well with this particular Trekking, look how great it looks done up in Vesper.
Yup, my second pair of Jaywalkers. Cast on about immediately after I finished the first pair. And this pair? They’re for me.