Steely Man Socks - Superman tribute by Therese Sharp

Steely Man Socks - Superman tribute

July 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3y, 4y, 5y, 6y, 7y
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This pattern is available for free.

My son and I have one big interest in common; superheroes. We love to watch the shows, play the games and talk about the characters and their powers.

One interest we do not share on the other hand, is knits. I love to make them – he hates to wear them. Everything itches – alpaca, merino, even cotton! But finally I came up with a solution I should have thought of from the beginning: Make superhero knits and the kid will wear it.

Said and done, I sat down and scribbled down a few notes that turned into The Steely Man Socks. A tribute to the man of steel. I love them, my son loves them and I’m pretty sure even Superman himself wants a a pair.

Make a pair for your favourite kid, or your own inner child.

Age (years): 3, 4, (5, 6, 7)
Foot lenght: 15, 17, (18, 20, 22) cm / 6″, 6 3/4, (7″, 8″, 8 3/4″)

Size 3 and 4 require 1 skein of blue, one skein of red and a smaller amount of yellow.
Size 5, 6 and 7 require 2 skeins of blue, one skein of red and a smaller amount of yellow.

My gauge with given yarn and needles 3,5 / US 4 was around 22 sts x 30 rows in stockinette st for 10 x 10 cm / 4’’ x 4’’. Be sure to check your own gauge and change needles if needed.

Oh, and if you publish pictures of your mittens on any social platforms it would be really cool if you use the hashtag #SteelyManSocks. But only if you want to, of course.