Lanson by Loveshareknit
I was really taken aback at the possibility of a pair of socks in natural yarn, without nylon, that would be machine washable, warm, fun etc.
I was in the market for an upgrade to warmth as one of my sons aims to live near Edinburgh from the relative warm climate of the South West of England. Add to that that he has a penchant for wearing odd socks and it did not take long to win me over.
The yarn is Blacker Mohair blends 4 ply and I got mine from brityarn. Isla offers quick excellent service and it arrived in 2 days.
The yarn looked sturdy and I chose 2 manly colours anyway but all would have made good choices. The yarn washes up to 40 degrees which anyone should manage in the washing machine too. It satisfied student criteria for me.
The pattern by Clare Devine is clear and well explained and will become a staple. Sizing is from toddlers to xlarge men with every size in between and the knit is very relaxing.
Not only am I enjoying the yarn but the well explained clear pattern too.
A classic for me where your creativity can play from demure socks to the wildest creation you can imagine .