Lyle by Susan Bromiley


January 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
370 - 460 yards (338 - 421 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

This pattern is available free of charge, but if you get enjoyment from it, please consider making a donation to P/HOP or MSF/Doctors without Borders.

The ideal knitted gift for the men in your life, these socks are as close as I could come to “one-size-fits-all”. The rugged appearance of the Yarn Yard’s Croft gives them a nice masculine feel, and the 3+1 rib continues down the instep to give plenty of stretch, accommodating a wide range of foot widths. Knit them with a short cuff for a quick gift, or with the longer cuff to make the most of your yarn - but be prepared to make the toe in a contrasting colour as the longer cuff uses up every last bit of the yarn in a size 10!

In the Heel Flap section, there is an additional “l” that may cause confusion. It should read as follows:

Row 1: Slip 1 (K1, S1) to end