Wednesday, August 1, 2007

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Hi - I'm Catlady's sister and will from time to time be adding to this blog - as a typist! Stay well all, the ancient and sometimes wiser sister

Men's Basket Weave Socks


I made these socks for my husband. He has medium sized feet - so - if you wanted to make the same socks for women's medium, use size 2 US needles (2.75 mm). If you need to make the socks bigger, increase the number of stitches by 8. If you want smaller, decrease the number of cast on stitches by 8. I have not made these in other sizes, so if you need them to be bigger or longer than I made them, you might need more yarn.

Yarn I used - 100 g ball of "Super Soxx" yarn - sock weight
Needles: five dpn (or you could use circs if you prefer) size 3US (3.25 mm)
darning needle for weaving ends and grafting toe
optional - stitch marker for beginning of round (I just use the starting yarn tail)
Cast on 72 stitches, and arrange them on the four needles as follows:
Needle 1 and 4 - 16 stitches, Needle 2 and 3 - 20 stitches
Join and knit 15 rounds of knit 2 purl 2 rib
Round 1-5: Knit 4, Purl 4 around
Round 6-10: Purl 4, Knit 4 around
Round 11-15: Knit 4, Purl 4 around
Round 16-20: Purl 4, Knit 4 around
Round 21-25: Knit 4, Purl 4 around
Round 26-30: Purl 4, Knit 4 around
Round 31-35: Knit 4, Purl 4 around
Round 36-40: Purl 4, Knit 4 around
Round 41-45: Knit 4, Purl 4 around
Round 46-50: Purl 4, Knit 4 around
If you want a longer leg, continue in the pattern established.
Heel Flap:


Standard Abbreviations:

Knitting: NOTE - capitalization isn't always important - K and k usually mean the same thing, K2tog same as k2tog etc.

K = knit
P = purl
inc = increase
dec = decrease
sl = slip
st = stitch
k2tog = knit two stitches together
m1 = make one
pm = place marker
psso = pass slipped stitch over
ssk = slip slip knit or slip two stitches knitwise, one at a time, then knit them together "through the back loops"
lp = loop