Michael's Large Socks by Mary Spanos

Michael's Large Socks

May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m)
Men's shoe size 13 wide
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A larger than usual foot may require simple alternations to the standard sock pattern in order to get a perfect fit. This pattern is for large socks (man’s size 13 wide) and includes shaping for a larger than usual heel and a low arch. There are simple techniques for avoiding holes at the point where the heel flap is started and for using markers to track progress and to make an accurate second sock.

Although this is for one particular size, the size that Michael wears, the ideas may be useful for custom fitting socks for any size.

The resolution of the photographs allow for zooming in and counting stitches, should you keep your patterns on a tablet.

(Thanks to Mary Kaiser for reading an early draft and providing helpful suggestions.)