Basic Toe-Up Duo Sock by Laura Lough
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Basic Toe-Up Duo Sock

August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 yards (732 m)
Ankle circumference: 8 (9.5, 10.75, 12)"/20.5 (24, 27.5, 30.5)cm
This pattern is available from for $6.00.

I get so many requests for socks from the men in my family—some of them with such very large feet—that it’s hard to find time to knit for them all. One of my little tricks for getting them done in a hurry is to use fingering-weight yarn held double on larger needles for a speedy knit. My sock recipe’s time-saving construction, plus its stretchy ribbed pattern, give these socks an easy fit—and makes these socks one of my favorites for gift giving. With this pattern every stocking on the mantel can be filled with a pair of hand-knit socks in no time!

This pattern can be knit with one color of yarn held double or with two contrasting colors held together. When knit with contrasting, hand-painted colors the result is reminiscent of tweed. If you chose one bright and one dark or neutral color you can play with a fun color while staying grounded enough for the most masculine of men.

Foot and leg length adjustable to fit.

The Unique Sheep Verve (100% superwash merino; 400 yds/366m per 100g set)
Color A Sample uses Fire Red; 1 (1, 1) set
Color B Sample uses Sinful; 1 (1, 1) set
Note: One strand of color A and one strand of color B are held together throughout.

US #5/3.75mm needles for working in the round: dpns, 2 short circulars or 1 long circular, as you prefer
Stitch markers