Dad Socks
December 1, 2013
December 15, 2013

Dad Socks

Project info
Needles & yarn
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
367 yards = 1.12 skeins
Zitron Unisono
none left in stash
1 skein = 328.0 yards (299.9 meters), 100 grams
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
Zitron Unisono
259 yards in stash
0.12 skeins = 39.4 yards (36.0 meters), 12 grams
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario

A variation on my usual plain sock pattern. My dad isn’t a thick socks kind of guy, but he does need something warm to wear in his boots when he’s out in the garden. I love this yarn, which is soft and warm and sportweight, so just a bit warmer than a standard sock yarn. It also wears really well.

After getting abut four inches into the first sock using 2.75 mm needles, I decided they were going to be too big and ripped out (gauge was 8 sts per inch). I’ve gone down a needle size, which I think will be perfect.

Usage for the dark grey is an estimate. I forgot to weight the skein before starting, but had previously used it for surprise toes on these socks. I certainly didn’t use more than listed above, though.

Cast on 68 stitches in Light Grey (MC). Knit 1x1 rib for one inch. Start stripes (maintaining 1x1 rib): 3 rounds CC, 2 rounds MC, 3 rounds CC. Change to MC and knit in Stst until leg of sock measures 6 inches from cast on.

Dived for heel, working back and forth in slip-stitch pattern for 36 rows (18 purl ridges).

Knit foot to 8 inches, then switch to CC. Knit two plain rows, then set-up. Decrease every-other row until 48 sts; decrease every row until 24 sts remain; plain row; graft shut.

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About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Zitron
100% Merino
328 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: December 1, 2013
  • Finished: December 15, 2013
  • Updated: November 3, 2014
  • Progress updates: 2 updates