Men's scandi-style socks

Men's socks knitting pattern

Socks knitting patternYOU WILL NEED

DROPS, Karisma (100% wool, 50g/100m) 2 (3: 3: 3) balls of:

Yarn A Dark Gray Blue (37)

1 ball of each:

Yarn B Off White (01)

Yarn C Light Gray Green (69)

Yarn D Blue Turquoise (60)

A set of 2 1/2mm DPNs

A set of 3 1/2mm DPNs

Stitch markers

TENSION

Yarn used knits as DK to this tension: 22 sts and 30 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 3 1/2mm needles

SIZE

To fit foot circumference: 22 (24: 26.5: 28.5)cm

Actual foot circumference: 20 (22: 23.5: 25.5)cm

Actual ankle circumference: 27cm

ABBREVIATIONS

Sppo Slip 1 st as if to purl, P1, psso

SOCK

Cast on 63 (63: 66: 66) sts using 2 1/2mm needles and Yarn A. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts.

Change to Yarn B.

Knit 1 round.

Next round *K1tbl, P2; rep from * to end.

Rep this round until work meas 2.5cm.

Change to 3 1/2mm needles.

Next round Knit, dec 3 (3: 6: 6) sts evenly. [60 sts]

Begin Chart, working rep 10 times in each round.

When Chart has been worked once, continue piece in Yarn A only and st st throughout.

Next round Knit, dec 4 sts evenly. [56 sts]

Continue in st st.

When piece measures 16cm, dec 4 (4: 0: 0) sts evenly. [52 (52: 56: 56) sts]

SIZES ONLY

Continue in st st.

When piece measures 18cm, dec 4 sts evenly. [48 sts]

ALL SIZES

Continue in st st until piece measures 23 (24: 25: 26)cm.

Next round Keep the first 12 (13: 14: 14) sts on needle for heel, slip the next 24 (26: 28: 28) sts on a stitch holder for top of foot and keep the last 12 (13: 14: 14) sts on needle for heel.

Work back and forth in st st over the 24 (26: 28: 28) heel sts until heel meas 5 (5 1/2: 6: 6 1/2)cm.

HEEL TURN

Row 1 (RS) Work until 7 (7: 8: 8) sts remain, skpo, turn.

Row 2 Work until 7 (7: 8: 8) sts remain, sppo, turn.

Row 3 Work until 6 (6: 7: 7) sts remain, skpo, turn.

Row 4 Work until 6 (6: 7: 7) sts remain, sppo, turn.

Continue dec as set with 1 less st before each dec until there are 12 (14: 14: 14) sts on needle.

Pick up and knit 11 (12: 13: 14) sts along side of heel, PM, knit the 24 (26: 28: 28) instep sts from stitch holder, PM, pick up and knit 11 (12: 13: 14) sts along other side of heel. [58 (64: 68: 70) sts]

GUSSET

Dec round Knit to 2 sts before first marker on instep, k2togtbl, slm, work across instep, slm, k2tog the first 2 sts, knit to end of round.

Repeat dec round every other round 6 (7: 7: 6) more times. Remove markers. [44 (48: 52: 56) sts]

FOOT

Continue to work in st st without decs until piece measures approximately 4 (4: 5: 5)cm less than length of foot. Insert a marker in each side so that there are 22 (24: 26: 28) sts for instep and 22 (24: 26: 28) sts for sole.

TOE

Dec round *K2togtbl, knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, slm; rep from * once more. [4 sts dec'd]

Repeat dec round every alt round 3 (3: 4: 4) more times and then every round 5 (6: 6: 7) times. [8 sts]

Cut the yarn and thread it through the rem sts, pull together and fasten. Work the other sock in the same way.

Chart

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