Auntie Betty Aran Sock Collection
The Auntie Betty Aran Sock Collection is a single recipe that you can use to make three related pairs of socks - simply choose which pair you want to make, and choose the right chart to use as you go along.
Then why not make another pair?
Many years ago, when I was just a small boy, a very close family friend was (to me) an old lady known to us as Auntie Betty. She was a prodigious knitter, and one year, I was presented with an Aran jumper that she had knitted for me. Unsurprisingly, the 8-year-old me had no knowledge of knitting, and was pretty unimpressed with this “dull and unfashionable” gift.
Fast-forward thirty-something years, and I too am now a knitter. I now have a much greater understanding of the amount of work that would have gone into the jumper, and therefore, the sheer amount of love and care, and the high regard that she must have held me in. This hit me like a stone, and I felt very guilty about not having liked the present more at the time, or been