Sometimes you find a perfect pattern, and all you want to do is to keep making it over and over. Sometimes it’s a perfect in its complexity and detail. Sometimes it’s perfect in its simplicity.
Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder is one of those patterns.I’ve made socks every which way- plain stockinette, lace and cables, toe-up and top-down. But I think Hermione’s Everyday Socks are on my Mount Rushmore of knitting patter designs. They’re simple, but interesting. They’re easy but don’t not boring. They’re sturdy, but not bulky. And they’re truly unisex (in fact, my husband claimed my first pair of Hermione’s socks that I made… It was a sad day, but it did give me an excuse to make a second pair).I’ve been playing with the simple construction and knit/purl texture with some of my more recent socks- adding stripes, or changing the frequency of the purl bumps. I’ve worked them top down and toe up, with a variety of toes and heels. It’s amazing how many different variations you can make from such a solid starting-point. If you’re looking for a perfect-sock-for-everyone, you couldn’t do much better than Hermione’s Everyday Socks.