Cookie A’s knee socks may be the most alluring knee socks I have seen in a long time: the shaping, the traveling stitches, the centered motifs on the shin and the Achilles tendon, like Bavarian pastry and fishnets all in one. One reader said her husband called them “sexy.”
Oooh, the frisson!
I’m all for sexy, especially in the knitting, but I may lack the stamina to knit socks that go all the way . . . up to . . . there. I am a tall girl, and knee socks tweak my acrophobia. Happily, the pattern includes instructions for the short version, every bit as charming as the full size pair, complete with the diamond badges and the Bavarian pastry cables. And they are so cute in red. Who can say no?