Look Sharp Socks by Gary Skinner

Look Sharp Socks

Knitting
November 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
3.75 mm (F)
200 yards (183 m)
Men's Medium; Finished circumference: 9"
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Pattern description from Son of Stitch ‘n Bitch: “I hate making socks. I would rather drive a set of 000 double points into my eyes than make a pair of socks. Yet I loved knitting these, which are constructed using the entrelac method with two wildly contrasting colors of yarn. While they are an interesting project, they do take a bit more time to finish because there are approximately 29,443 stitches to a pair. (Yes, I figured it out.) But I can guarantee you, if you make these socks, people won’t just say, ‘Nice socks!’ Instead, they’ll go, ‘Those are the coolest things I’ve ever seen!; Made with yarn that is a combination of cotton and elastic, they’ll stay up like nobody’s business, and the care is minimal. Although the yarn manufacturer suggest hand washing, I have a couple of pairs that I routinely throw in the washer and dryer with everything else (except bleach!) and they still are wearing like iron.”

Size:

  • Men’s Medium
  • Finished circumference: 9”

Materials:

  • Cascade Fixation (98.3% cotton, 1.7% elastic; 50g/100yd)
  • MC: 1 ball #5806 bright green
  • CC: 1 ball #8990 black
  • US 1 (2.25mm) double-point needles (set of 5)
  • Size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook for working in ends

Gauge: 13 sts and 23 rows = 1½“ in entrelac pattern