aka: Short and Sweet Manly Socks on Ravelry
After I knitted up a few pairs of Men’s Big, Luxurious Yarn socks, my hubby announced he needed them in a lighter weight yarn. The big ones are great with boots or slippers, but they’re too thick for his favorite shoes. Thus, this sock pattern was born. It’s the same basic design as its predecessor adapted for standard size 1 fingering sock yarn, which is most common at the local yarn shops I frequent.
This men’s sock pattern was developed for my honey, who has size 11.5 US (10.5 UK, 46 EU, 29 CM) feet that measure 11inches (28 cm) from heel to toe and 11 inches (28 cm) around the broadest part of his foot. He likes his cuffs low or crew cut so they land above the ankle and below the calf, making the finished measurement 6 inches from the base of his heel to the top of the cuff.
You can modify this pattern for a perfect fit, if you like. Watch my video on measuring for socks, then use the information in the pattern’s intro. to adjust for your honey’s feet.
Tools You’ll Need:
- 4-Double-pointed needles in US sock yarn size 000/1.5 mm
- Tape measure or ruler
- Darning needle
- Size 1 fingering or sock yarn, 100g/3.5 oz. and 420m/459 yds.
Details from the sample yarn’s label: Recommended needle size is US2/2.75 mm needles with a gauge of 32 stitches and 44 rows for a 4×4/10x10cm square. Sample is in Mary Maxim Sweet Feet yarn.
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