So what's a boot sock? Sturdy leather boots are rough on your feet, so traditionally a boot sock is a thick, densely knit sock that is cushiony and comfortable and at least as high as your boot (so that you don't have bare skin rubbing against the top of your boots). If you have the need to wear boots you're probably working hard outdoors, so boot socks are generally wool ... both warm and absorbent.
|Hunter's Moon Sock|
You'll need three skeins of yarn to complete these socks. The main yarn is Classic Elite's Mohawk. Why are socks traditionally white? In the early days of dying wool the dying process was so harsh that it weakened the wool, so undyed socks lasted longer. That's not the case today, but Mohawk takes us back to the old ways with the beauty of naturally colored wool in a blend of lustrous Merino and lofty Romney wool, with just a bit of nylon for added strength. I used Oatmeal (Color 3306) for mine.
The second and third skeins are Rowan's Pure Wool Superwash DK, a beautiful workhorse of a yarn in 100% superwash wool. I used Kiss (Color 036) and Black (Color 004) for my second and third skeins.
And I'm certainly not saying that these socks are only for men! Why should they have all the fun? The Hunter's Moon sock pattern includes a men's size and a woman's size.
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy