My original purpose for designing these socks was to make a manly and crisp sock that would keep my southern-born boyfriend’s feet warm during the cold New England winter. The use of sport weight yarn allows for a warmer sock without the bulk, so they can still fit nicely underneath a pair of winter boots. These socks are constructed from the toe up using a figure eight cast on method and a double wrap short row heel. There is a very in depth description of the pattern, followed by the shorthand version at the end for more experienced knitters. The pattern also has an option for a women’s sock as well.
The check mark rib stitch pattern is a very stretchy and giving pattern, which makes for a form fitting sock with lots of give for comfort!