I finished… 11 weeks after the wedding! So much for a rehearsal dinner gift, but Josh proudly wears them now:)
Mens Ribbed Sock
2 (50 gram) skeins sock weight yarn
US 1 double pointed knitting needles
US B crochet hook
Cast on 72, with long tail method (24-24-24).
Working in the round, stitch 4 inch K2, P2 ribbing.
Stitch 5 more inches in K6, P2 diluted ribbing.
Divide stitches between 2 needles (36-36).
Work one needle as follows:
Row 1: Slip 1, K1 across; turn (36).
Row 2: Slip 1, P35; turn.
Work 30 rows; alternating between Rows 1 and 2. Finish with a right side row.
Row 1: Slip 1, P20, P2tog, P1; turn.
Row 2: Slip 1 Pwise, K7, SSK, K1; turn.
Work until 22 stitches remain, alternating between Rows 1 and 2 and taking cake to P 1 additional stitch each progression just before the P2tog reduction.
Pick up 15 stitches on each side of the Heel Flap. Divid Heel Turn stitches in half between two needles both side of Heel Flap needles (26-36-26).
Row 1: K24, K2tog, diluted ribbing over 36 stitches, Slip 1, K1, SSK, K24.
Row 2: K23, K2tog, diluted ribbing over 36 stitches, Slip 1, K2, SSK, K23.
Continue until 72 stitches remain (18-36-18).
Stitch around until 2 inches shorter than desired length (K18-diluted ribbing36-K18).
Row 1: K14, K2tog, K2 – K2, SSK, K28, SSK, K2 – K2, K2tog, K14.
Row 2: K13, K2tog, K2 – K2, SSK, K26, SSK, K2 – K2, K2tog, K13.
Continue until 24 stitches remain (6-12-6)
Divide stitches between 2 needles (12-12). Knitting as needed to get yarn to one side. Starting with the two stitches closest to the yarn, using a crochet hook, slip stitch through 1 set of parallel stitches at a time, until all 12 pairs are securely bound. Weave in ends.
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The hard part of sock making is the heel. These three youtube videos will walk you through the Heel flap, Heel turn, and Gusset.
How to Knit a Sock: Heel Flap (1 of 3) – YouTube
How to Knit a Sock: Heel Turn (2 of 3) – YouTube
How to Knit a Sock: Gusset (3 of 3) – YouTube
Happy Sock Making!