Heirloom socks by SpillyJane
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Heirloom socks

October 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
Women's Medium, Men's Medium-Large
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These rustic, intricate socks are knit top-down and are available in both Men’s and Women’s sizes, so they can be made to fit practially anyone that you’d like to knit them for!

As the Men’s size was created for my friend who wears a US Men’s 10.5-size shoe (and the pair I made fit my husband who wears a US Men’s 12,) they will fit the male feet in your life. There just aren’t enough pretty, manly (and pretty manly!) socks out there!

Oh yes, and they’ll fit you ladies too. You’ll just have to use fingering weight yarn instead of the worsted.

Please note that the gauge differs between the two sizes, as does the yarn weight and needle size:

Women’s Medium:
Yarn: 440 yards (100 g) of fingering weight sock yarn
Needles: 5 dpns in US 3 (3.25 mm)
Gauge: 7 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette

Men’s Medium:
Yarn: 2 skeins of Patons Classic Wool (223 yards / 100 g) in Cognac
Needles: 5 dpns in US 4 (3.50 mm)
Gauge:5.5 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette