Minor Excursion Sock by Mary Henninger

Minor Excursion Sock

December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
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This sock is a Christmas 2012 present for my son-in-law, Larry.

He asked for a Gansey, so I designed one around his plans for 2013. The wave pattern as a central motif signifies Larry’s pending trip for work (which will take him away from home for about 8 weeks). The “mini” waves signify a small trip. The moss ladders on either side are pathways that will take him away and bring him back home, again. The ribs are to hold him to our family while he is away.

It uses traditional Gansey stitches in a toe-up format. It is sized for a Men’s US size 12 medium shoe, but the width is very stretchy and can easily fit a women’s wide foot to a men’s wide foot.

It can also easily be converted to a cuff-down pattern.

Please let me know if you have any problems, or if you find any errors in this pattern. I’d love to see your FOs!