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Macho socks

Knitting
June 2010
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
L (will fit any foot if you adjust gauge / stitches)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a simple pattern for socks for men - you are welcome to use the stitch sequence for anything else.

The aim was to create a pair of socks for a rather conservative male. The pattern is meant to be kind of architectural - to remind one of old doors for example. The “rectangles in rectangles” look is created by a simple sequence of knits and purls.

Note: it is a good idea to use a yarn with good stitch definition so the pattern is visible enough. Fuzzy, variegated/busy or very soft yarns might not be the best choices.

These socks were knit from the toe up, but the pattern can be used for top-down socks. Also feel free to substitute any of your favorite toe and heel.

The pattern is both worded and charted.

This pattern is free and you are welcome to do anything with it.

It is available in HTML at the blog i.e.at http://pragueloop.blogspot.com/2010/06/macho-socks.html

or in pdf at http://tinyurl.com/machosocks-pdf

or in word at http://tinyurl.com/machosocks-word