After making the trial pairs of the fisherman's rib fingerless gloves, I figured they be good little gifts. If I found some extra money in the budget, I could tuck a bill or gift card into the gloves.
I don't recall which of the two left pairs came first. The left one is from some old yarn...I'm a little surprised just how old! For laughs, check out this post about the socks I made, and here's the post from when I bought the yarn.
While this is certainly NOT the oldest yarn in my stash, I think it marinated long enough. It is disappointing though to see how those socks looked after a few wearings. On one hand, natural felting will make them warmer, and I love seeing knitted gifts used, but on the other hand, felting will reduce the natural ability of the rib to stretch, which is a key element of this design.
All these totals are in that year end recap. I did T6 for all three, 40 rows for the cuff, 48 for the hand. They feel very cushy, stretchier than the orange/purple, but not too 'thin'. This is surprising, because the blue yarn, and the grey/white (it's really a soft, creamy white) are Kroy 3 ply, which is thinner than the orange/purple Kroy Socks. So, this pattern is quite forgiving of the tension, but I think that if you're using a Singer, just start with T6. The orange/purple ones could even been T6*.