Brother Mike's Enormous Socks by Martha Marques

Brother Mike's Enormous Socks

November 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch Rib
US 1 - 2.25 mm
430 - 460 yards (393 - 421 m)
Men's Adult -- Worked up for size 13
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I make my baby brother Mike a pair of Christmas/Birthday socks every year. This started when his feet were small and cute. Now, 50 years later, things have changed substantially and the socks are now knit interminably for a size 13 foot. These socks took every single bit of 430 yards. If the object of your knitting affection is smaller this will not be a concern for you. If they are larger, in which case Kudos you are a intrepid knitter, you may want to get yourself an extra skein, or make your heels and toes with the contrasting color only. These socks are designed to cover his feet and keep me amused so I have added the striped ribbing, the slip stitch diamonds, and the striped heels and toes. These are all complicated bits, but you do have the expanses of garter stitch rib to rest in between challenges. I have to incorporate tricky bits to keep myself amused. As I said his socks are Enormous and I make a pair every year. I do give directions if you decide to go with a simpler heel and toe. Really the socks are enormous….no one is going to judge you.