Men's Classic Socks

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Size 10 to 12

1 Pr. Standard No. 1 Needles

SCALE: 9 ½ sts to 1 in.

JACK FROST FINGERING FLEECE—4 1-oz. Balls

Cast on 72 sts. Work in ribbing of K 2, P 2, for 4 in., then work in pattern as follows:

Row 1—P 1, * K 6, P 2; repeat from * 7 times ending K 6, P 1.

Row 2—K 1, * P 6, K 2; repeat from * 7 times ending P 6, K 1. Repeat above 2 rows until piece measures 9 in. all, ending with row 2.

HEEL: Row 1—Slip 1, K 1, over the first 18 heel sts; place remaining 54 sts on st-holder.

Row 2—Slip 1, P 17. Repeat above 2 rows on the 18 heel sts until 28 rows in all have been made, ending with a purl row. Turn this half of heel as follows:

Row 1—K 2, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 3; turn.

Row 3—K 3, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 4; turn.

Row 5—K 4, K 2 tog., K 1; turn; slip 1, P 5; turn.

Continuing working as given above until all sts are worked; there will be 10 sts on the Needle, ending with K 9, K 2 tog. Pick up and knit 16 sts on side of heel. Place the sts from st-holder to left hand Needle and work in pattern across the 36 instep sts as follows: K 5, * P 2, K 6; repeat from * 2 times; P 2, K 5. Place the 62 sts just worked, on st-holder. Work back and forth on the remaining 18 heel sts, as given for first half of heel, for 29 rows ending with a slip 1, K 1, row. Turn this half of heel as follows:

Row 1—P 2, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 3; turn.

Row 3—P 3, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 4; turn.

Row 5—P 4, P 2 tog., P 1; turn; slip 1, K 5; turn.

Continue working as given above until all sts are worked; there will be 10 sts on the Needle, ending with P 9, P 2 tog.

Pick up and purl 16 sts on side of heel. Place the sts from st-holder to left hand Needle and work across row keeping the 36 instep sts in pattern (88 sts).

INSTEP SHAPING:

Row 1—K 24, K 2 tog., pattern over 36, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 24.

Row 2 and all even rows purl, keeping pattern across the 36 instep sts to toe.

Row 3—K 23, K 2 tog., pattern over 36, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 23.

Row 5—K 22, K 2 tog., pattern over 36, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 22.

Continue decreasing as given above until 72 sts remain, ending with a purl row, then work as follows:

Row 1—K 23, P 2, K 6, P 2, K 6, P 2, K 6, P 2, K 23.

Row 2—P 23, K 2, P 6, K 2, P 6, K 2, P 6, K 2, P 23.

Repeat above 2 rows until foot measures 2 in. less than desired length, measuring from back of heel, ending with a purl row. Decrease for toe as follows:

Row 1—K 15, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 30, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 15.

Row 2 and all even rows purl.

Row 3—K 14, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 28, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 14.

Row 5—K 13, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 26, K 2 tog., K 2, slip 1, K 1, PSSO, K 13.

Continue decreasing as given above until 24 sts remain.

Weave tip of sock tog. Sew back and sole seam. Work other sock to correspond.


Other great patterns from Two-Needle Socks, Jack Frost Volume 57:

Knitting Patterns

Argyle-Type Anklets
Cable-Stitch Anklets
Children's Socks I
Children's Socks II
Classic Socks
Dancing-Doll Socks
English-Rib Anklets
Girl's Classic Socks
Girl's Sport Anklets I
Girl's Sport Anklets II
Men's Argyle Socks
Men's Argyle-Type Socks
Men's Cable-Stitch Socks
Men's Classic Socks
Men's English-Ribbed Socks
Novelty-Rib Anklets
Novelty-Stitch Anklets
Ombre Socks
Squirrel-Cuff Socks
Striped Socks
Swedish-Star Socks
Twisted-Rib Socks
Ribbed Anklets