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What's your go-to pattern for men's socks? Is there a certain pattern or patterns that give you really wonderful socks that are interesting to knit, and not so flashy that my gray-wearing husband won't apreciate them?
I don't have a particular published pattern that I use, but for my husband's socks I usually cast on 64 stitches and knit a 2x2 rib fo the whole leg and top of the foot. The only other man I've knit socks for is my husband's dad, and I did the same 2x2 rib for his as well. Though I'm thinking of knitting my brother socks out of one of the newer Lang yarns- it's a wool/silk/nylon blend and comes in colors that he would wear, but is also slightly dressy and special.