Sasquatch Socks -- Finished!
Pattern based on garter rib pattern in Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, but using Wendy's Toe-Up Socks Technique. Yarn is handspun virgin wool from the Wooly Sheep in Maryland. I had a flyer with information on it, but cannot put my hands on it. I serendipidously bought this yarn over Christmas when the family and I visited Brandywine Museum, and the folks from Wooly Sheep were one of many excellent vendors of all things handmade.
After swatching, I decided to knit it on US3s, which was a fortuitious choice, as Mr. Science has size 13 feet, and these were a surprisingly quick knit. I did knit the toes and heels on US2s to reinforce these areas a little. This was also the first time I used EZ's Sewn Cast-Off, and am in love with this technique. Not too fiddly, and a great stretchy cast-off for toe-up socks.
I named them Sasquatch Socks because, obviously, Mr. Science has big feet, but also because this yarn was wonderfully rustic and these socks have a real outdoorsy, classic handknit look. Mr. Science complains that he can never get socks that fit, and he does love them. Let's thank him for modeling for me!