Handknit socks for men can be a challenge.
Most men do not want lace, all over cables, or colorwork, things that are enjoyable to knit. Men usually want socks that are simple, dark, and long which can leave a knitter wondering, “When will it ever end?”
This pattern keeps the overall design simple while throwing in some diamond clocks to keep the knitter awake. The leg is long so as not to show any ankle when the wearer is sitting down, a Band Heel is used to keep the lines smooth when worn with loafers, and an additional bit of patterning at the toe to help celebrate the approaching finish line.
Yarn Details: handspun fingering-weight merino yarn, from roving spun by Charisa Martin Cairn.
Needles: US1 [2.25 mm] circular or DPNs to suit your preferred style of knitting in the round
Gauge: 7 stitches in 1 inch in stockinette
Finished Size: 9.1” [23 cm]circumference (can be re-sized) for men or women
Other: tapestry needle for seaming and darning, stitch marker.
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