Just in time for the budding of the Aspens here in Teton Valley, I bring you The Jaw Socks. Now, you must be thinking that the inspiration for these socks is Jaws the movie. You can even hear the Jaws theme song playing in the background as you read this. But you would be a bit off the mark.
The Jaw is also a ridge line of impressive, craggy, jagged granite spires, rising above Holly Lake, that separates Paintbrush Canyon from Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. The adventurous will run The Jaw from Mount St. John to the Paintbrush Divide. Yes, you read right, run it. No, I’m not that adventurous. Ridge running is not quite my cup of tea but I’ve known that have done it.
Knit out of one of my favorite sock yarns, Hedgehog Fibres Sock in the color way Swamp. (They call it Swamp, I prefer to think of it as Aspen Green, but to each their own.) The Jaw Socks are a fantastic basic sock for the beginning sock knitter that is ready to step up from the knit 2, purl 2 sock to a bit more. With just enough pattern to keep it boring, but simple enough to follow along without getting lost. The pattern is easily adjustable to a variety of sizes and fits, being very stretchy and forgiving. This pattern also works for men, women and children.
So cue up the Jaws theme song, find the pattern on The Knitting Patterns Page and cast on these socks no matter what inspires you.