Faroese Footlets for Men
This pattern is based on these Faroese footlets http://www.schoolhousepress.com/kalf09f.htm by Marilyn VanKeppel. However, I wanted to make some that had no sewing whatsoever and so used conventional toe decreases. I kept the patterning simpler by only having Fair-Isle stitching across the foot.
I adapted their length to fit my husband (who is a UK size 10 foot; US 10.5; Eur 44.5).
The footlets begin with a back and forth heel flap, are worked flat until the foot part and are then worked pretty much like a regular sock in the round but without decreases at the gusset. After you have finished knitting the footlet you will add an i-chord bind-off around the top edge of the footlet, which strengthens the opening, looks neat and is fun and easy to do.
4 double pointed: UK Size 9, US Size 5, Metric: 3.75mm
I used the wool doubled, knitting from one of each of two differently coloured balls of Rowan Scottish tweed 4ply (sock weight) (less than 4 balls of 25g each). I also used a small amount of a 4ply (sock weight) natural colour, doubled, for the Fair-Isle patterning on the foot.
A tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
I added some suede soles to make the footlets more durable.
Also available as a Google Document.