|four, well-dressed chairs|
After grumbling about the state of the chair socks, it suddenly dawned on me that I could knit the socks from scrap yarn. (I know, it should have been obvious, but sometimes the obvious escapes me)
I found several patterns on line, but the actually knitting did not occur until last week when I decided to use the scraps from the two Faroese shawls I just finished. The scraps were sufficient for sixteen socks - two chairs from each color.
100% merino wool scraps from these two projects
Two 16-inch circulars, US size 8
Protect-Your-Floor-Socks by Red Heart
Cast on 24 stitches and knit 1x1 rib for 4 inches then begin decreases.
The pattern is written from the "toe" up, but it was just too fiddly to begin with only four stitches, so I started with the top and knit down. I also shortened the socks because I thought 6 inches of ribbing was excessive - 4 inches was adequate for my chairs.
Now, I plan to knit socks for my desk chair.