To fit: UK mens shoe size 9 to 10 (adjustable)
Ankle: Approx 26.5cm (10.5in)
Cuff to heel: Approx 8cm (3in) (adjustable)
Foot: Approx 28cm (11 in)
YOU WILL NEED
Artesano Definition Sock Yarn
75% Merino wool, 25% nylon (400m per 100g)
1 x 100g hank in Inferno 0042 (A)
1 x 100g hank in Cream Cake 0010 (B)
1 x 100g hank in Tornado 0041 (C)
1 set of five 3.25mm double pointed knitting needles
2 stitch markers
Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.
28 sts x 36 rows to 10cm (4in) square over st st using 3.25mm needles.
Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.
kfb = knit into the front and back of the next st (1 st increase)
s4k = slip 4 sts knit wise (one at a time) and knit these 4 sts together through back loop
The socks are worked from the toe up. Sts are cast on for one side of the toe, then more sts are picked up and cast on into the original cast-on sts to form the other side of the toe. These are then joined to work in the round.
Using 3.25mm dpns, and A cast on 14 sts.
Next row (WS): Purl.
Using a new needle, pick up and knit another 14 sts into the original cast-on sts (28 sts). Place stitch marker to indicate beg/end of each round.
Work toe in rounds on 2 needles only.
Rnd 1: K1, kfb, k9, kfb, k2, place stitch marker, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k2 (32 sts).
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: K1, kfb, knit to 3 sts before marker, kfb, k2, sm, k1, kfb, knit to 3 sts before marker, sm, kfb, k2.
Rnd 4: Knit.
The last 2 rnds set toe increases, repeat these
2 rnds (slipping both markers) until there are 68 sts.
Knit 2 rnds.
Change to B.
Knit 2 rnds.
Change to C.
Knit 2 rnds.
Change to A.
These 6 rnds form striped patt sequence. Keeping striped sequence correct work straight until foot measures 23cm (9in) or until foot measures 5cm (2in) less than desired length, ending with B for next rnd.
Keeping striped sequence correct, work gusset increases as folls:
Gusset rnd 1: Work striped sequence rnd 1 to next stitch marker (across top of foot), sm, k1, kfb, knit to 3 sts before end of rnd, kfb, k2 (70 sts).
Gusset rnd 2: Work striped sequence rnd 2 to next stitch marker (across top of foot), sm, knit to end.
These 2 rnds set striped sequence. Rep last 2 rnds while working incs as set until 92 sts are on needles, ending with a Gusset rnd 2 row in A BUT finish at 2nd marker instead of working to end of round.
Next rnd: With A, knit kl6 sts onto next needle. With a new needle ssk, k23, turn (24 sts). You will now work straight on these 24 sts only, leaving rem 17 sts for heel on next needle.
Row 1 (WS): P2tog, purl to end.
Row 2: Ssk, knit to end.
Repeat these 2 rows until 12 sts remain, ending with a RS row. Do not turn work.
Pick up and knit 12 sts over heel decreases just made.
Turn, sl 1 and purl across 12 sts picked up and 12 sts remaining for heel.
Now pick up and purl 12 sts down other side of heel decreases, turn (36 sts).
Row 1: *Sl 1 knit-wise, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1, sl 1, sl 1 from next needle and knit the 2 slipped sts together tbl.
Row 2: Sl 1 purl-wise, purl to lastst, sl 1, sl 1 from next needle and purl the 2 slipped sts together.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until all the sts have been used up and there are 36 sts across heel and the original 34 sts across top of foot (70 sts).
Change to B and cont in rounds from start of round marker. Work across top of foot, then across the heel work (k9, m1) 4 times (74 sts).
Next rnd: Knit in B.
Now continue straight in rnds, working striped sequence C, then (A, B, C) a further 3 times or until sock is desired length.
Change to A.
Work in rib as foll:
Rib rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end. Repeat rib rnd 1 until rib measures approx. 2.5cm (1in).
Cast off in rib.