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His & Her Socks

Knitted Gifts
Interweave Online Store
Knitting
July 2009
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 2 inches in Stockinette stitch worked in the round using smaller needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
654 yards (598 m)
To fit women's and men's shoe sizes U.S. 8/9
This pattern is available for download for $5.00.
Errata available: knittingdaily.com

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “The designer took three balls of wool/ cashmere yarn and made two pairs of ribbed socks; a fancy pair for ‘her’ and a masculine pair for ‘him.’”

Finished Size:

  • Women’s socks - About 6” (17 cm) foot circumference with ribbing unstretched, and 9” (24 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit women’s shoe sizes U.S. 8/9.
  • Men’s socks - About 7” (18 cm) foot circumference with ribbing unstretched, and 10” (25.5 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit men’s shoe sizes U.S. 8/9.

Yarn: Lana Gatto VIP (80% wool, 20% cashmere; 218 yd 200 m /50 g): #1291 chestnut, 3 balls will make both pairs of socks. Yarn distributed by Needful Yarns.

Yarn weight: #3 - Light

Gauge: 17 sts and 26 rnds = 2” (5 cm) in St st worked in the rnd using smaller needles.

Needles:

  • Upper leg - Size 3 (3.25 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn).
  • Lower leg and foot - Size 2 (2.75 mm): set of 4 dpn.
  • Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Originally Published: Knitting Daily, 2007