Urban Rustic Socks by Elizabeth McCarten

Urban Rustic Socks

Knitting
December 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
330 - 440 yards (302 - 402 m)
ladies medium, men's medium
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These thick, cushy socks, sized for both women and men, are designed for wear inside boots or as “house” socks, although I find they fit quite well inside my clogs. The fact that the patterning terminates on the top of the instep helps to reduce bulk in the foot area. They’re a quick, fun knit with the horseshoe cables and seeded rib keeping things interesting. I chose to work the instep decreases on the top of the foot rather than down the sides, giving a neat tapered look to an otherwise rugged design.