Dapper Dude Socks by Meaghan Schmaltz

Dapper Dude Socks

Knitting
June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
300 - 450 yards (274 - 411 m)
7½ (8½, 9½, 10½) inch circumference
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The Story
In 2014, I released my very first knitting pattern - a pair of socks made for my Husband called The Hubband Socks. On our 7th wedding anniversary, I made him a new pair called Mister Invested. So, in keeping with tradition, on our 8th wedding anniversary this year, I designed another pattern just for him!

Materials

  • The Fiber Seed Sprout (fingering weight, 90% superwash USA merino wool, 10% nylon; 480 yds / 125g per skein): 1 skein ‘Elephant”
  • US 2 (2.75mm) 32-inch circular needle (or preferred length)
  • Removable stitch marker (optional)
  • Cable needle
  • Additional circular needle or DPN in size appropriate for your gauge (optional - see notes)

Finished Sizes
7½ (8½, 9½, 10½) inch circumference (recommended fit: ½ - 1 inch neg. ease circumference, 10% neg. ease in length of foot)

Notes

  • These socks are worked from the toe up and feature a Fleegle Heel - a gusset style heel without pick ups! These socks are mirrors to one another; make two to complete a pair.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • This pattern includes written and charted instructions for the Magic Loop technique (charts can be found on pages 6 & 7). Any sock technique can be substituted as preferred - the pattern can be worked in either direction without issue. In the case of using DPNs, the Front Needle is synonymous with Needles 1 & 2 and the Back Needle is synonymous with Needles 3 & 4.
  • Instructions are given for smallest size with additional sizes in parentheses. When only one set of instructions is given, it applies to all sizes.
  • As the gusset shaping increases, you may consider adding a 3rd needle to accommodate the number of sts. While this isn’t necessary, the number of sts on the Back needle will be almost double that of the Front needle - work in whatever manner feels most comfortable for you!
  • If you are making socks for an individual with particularly large feet, I recommend splitting the skein in half so that you know you’ll have enough yarn for each sock.