Syncopation Socks by Mary Henninger

Syncopation Socks

November 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
390 - 420 yards (357 - 384 m)
Men's US size 12, medium/wide circumference
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Welcome! I designed these socks for my son-in-law’s birthday (they’re just a little late :-). They’re great for men who are ‘not so adventurous’ in their fashion choices.

The broken rib pattern provides fantastic stretch while nicely hugging the leg. And the merino/cashmere/silk blend of Shalimar Yarns’ Breathless makes them especially soft.

This pattern may seem a little strange… I like to knit with my laptop by my side. I highlight the rows as I knit, and note any changes that I make. I usually get my socks to match this way, but the patterns are also usually very long. I hope you won’t find it too inconvenient

I made these socks as toe-up/gusset heel, but the charts can easily be adapted to cuff-down. Just add your favorite cuff, heel, and toe. Resizing for length and width should be fairly apparent, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Also, if you find errors in this pattern, please let me know. :-)