I wasn’t sure about my boss but he did ask for them; he has a hand knit pair in angora :shock: I can imagine them shedding like mad and not lasting long :teehee:
Anyway I was saying to people at work, once you wear hand knit made to measure socks you won’t want to go back to the ill fitting commercially produced socks. I think it was that which swung my boss. Just make your hubby a pair, don’t tell him they are for him and then just get him to try them on.
My boss choose this colourway himself, so I was guaranteed it would be ok for him to have stripes. My boss is fascinated with self striping yarns he can’t work out how they can produce the pattern as they do. I’d suggest doing your hubbies socks in a plain colour to start before you go for the crazy stripes =D
I’d also suggest a 4 ply yarn, something from Regia would be good. That yarn comes up very well and is much thinner than these winter weight 6 ply socks for my boss.