Gift Knitting: Earl Grey

Now through Thanksgiving, we’re featuring patterns that are just as much fun to make as they are to receive. Stop by, pick up some yarn, and cast on your holiday gifts today! Click here to see all the patterns in this series.

Earl Grey

Dads are notoriously hard to knit for. While many men these days are expanding their fashion horizons and embracing the world of patterns and color, many more are emphatically not.

If you’re tired of giving dad ribbed scarves in shades of grey, try these Earl Grey socks. The subtle cable is enough to keep you interested, but not so flamboyant as to scare dad off.

Find the pattern free online, and knit it up using two skeins of Three Irish Girls (3IG). 3IG is a wonderful hand dyed superwash wool, meaning no special care instructions for dad to inevitably forget.

Pair them with a bottle of dad’s favorite scotch for extra holiday warmth.

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