The 2022 Sock Project – AugustOn September 4, 2022 by Pam
This month, I chose a men’s sock pattern (written by Charles and posted below)…the “Sock Project” is very fun and I am planning to continue it until all our sock yarn runs out from our stash. This will likely take well in to the late 2020’s.
Size 10.5 men’s foot Gauge: 6 1/2 sts/inch
Toe and Foot
Using Judy’s magic cast on, cast on 20 sts (10 sts each needle)
Using 2 circular needles (knit half of sts on one needle, then rem sts on 2 nd needle)
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K1, m1, knit to last st on first needle, m1, k1, on 2 nd needle, k1, m1, knit to last st
on 2nd needle, m1, k1.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rep Rnds 2 and 3 until there are 64 sts on the needles (32 each needle).
Knit straight until foot from cast-on measures 16cm
Rnd 1: K1, m1, knit to last st on first needle, m1, k1, on 2 nd needle, knit across.
Rnd 2: Knit
Rnds 3-26: Repeat Rnds 1 & 2 (there are 56 sts total on needle 1 and 32 still on needle
Working across 56 sts on needle One.
Row 1: K38, m1, k1, kshst (see special stitches below), turn.
Row 2: P22, m1, p1, pshst (see special stitches below), turn.
Row 3: K20, m1, k1, kshst, turn.
Row 4: P18, m1, p1, pshst, turn.
Row 5: K16, m1, k1, kshst, turn.
Row 6: P14, m1, p1, pshst, turn.
Row 7: K12, m1, k1, kshst, turn.
Row 8: P10, m1, p1, pshst, turn.
Row 9: K8, m1, k1, kshst, turn.
Row 10: p6, m1, p1, pshst, turn.
Row 9: Knit all rem sts on Needle One (when you get to a twin stitch, knit both sts
together—there should be 66 sts on Needle One), and 32 sts across Needle Two (if
there is an incorrect number of sts on needle 2, simply increase or decrease the
necessary number of stitches at random places across the needle).
Row 10: K49 (when you get to a twin stitch, knit both sts together; counts as one st),
ssk, turn, leaving rem 17 sts unworked.
Row 11: WYIF, sl 1 purlwise, k3, p24, k3, p2tog.
Row 12: Sl 1 purlwise wyib, k3, [sl 1 wyib, k1]x12, k3 across to last st before gap, ssk,
Row 13: Rep Row 13.
Row 14: Sl 1 purlwise wyib, k3, [k1, sl 1 wyib]x12, k3 across to last st before gap, ssk,
Rep Rows 11-14 until there are 32 sts on each Needle One and Needle Two ending
with an odd-numbered row (11 or 13).
Knit across all sts on Needle One, then the 32 sts on Needle Two.
Rnd 1: With needle Two, pick up and knit a st in the gap btwn Needle One and Two, K
across Needle One, knit across to last 2 sts of Needle Two, ssk.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: Knit
Rnd 4: [K3, p1] around.
Rnd 5: [p1, k1, p1, sl 1] around.
Rnd 6: [k1, p1, k2] around.
Rep Rnds 2 – 6 until Leg measures approx 14 cm, ending with a Rnd 2 or 3.
Decrease Rnd: [Ssk, k14] rep around
Knit 1 round.
Rnd 1: [K2 tbl, p2] around.
Rep Rnd 1 until Cuff measures 5cm.
Bind-off Row: K2, return both sts to left hand needle with LH needle in front, and
before removing LH needle, knit 2 sts together through back loops. *[P1, return both sts
on RH needle to LH needle and k2tog through back loops]x2; [K1, return both sts on RH
needle to LH needle and k2tog through back loops]x2; rep from * around. Fasten off.
Knit-side shadow stitch (kshst)
Insert RH needle tip into front leg of stitch below next stitch on LH needle and knit up a
loop, place loop on LH needle. Turn work leaving these 2 loops emerging from the
same stitch (called twin stitches) and remaining stitches unworked. Avoid tugging or
stretching needles tips apart when turning.
Purl-side shadow stitch (pshst)
Slip 1, insert LH needle under purl bump below stitch just purled and lift strand onto LH
needle, purl under this strand, return both sts recently worked to LH needle, turn work.
Avoid tugging or stretching needles tips apart when turning.
TBL = through back loop
The leg of the sock has a great, simple pattern – it is a lot of fun – a bit of a ripple effect.
There are now several sock patterns posted in the blog – for women’s socks, kid’s socks and now men’s socks. Do you think that knitting socks is hard? The hardest part is the cast on – Judy’s Magic Cast On” and I have added a video link to help you out.