MEN’S SHORT 4-PLY SOCKS
* Easy to knit.
This pattern is suitable for standard and fine gauge machines with a ribber.
If you don’t have a ribber, work ribs in mock rib.
Any suitable 4-ply yarn
1 x 500 g cone or 2 x 100 g balls in MY.
For a list of the abbreviations we use and mock rib instructions, please look under Pattern Information on Page 62 in the magazine.
To fit shoe sizes 6 [7, 8, 9, 10, 11].
Instructions are written for the first size, larger sizes follow in brackets. If only one figure is given, it applies to all sizes.
32 stitches and 44 rows to 10 cm, 4 in measured over stocking stitch (tension dial setting approximately 6 on standard gauge and 8 on fine gauge).
For perfect results, please check your tension carefully.
a) We used knit side of knitting as right side of garment.
b) When shaping in HP, always take yarn round first inside N in HP to prevent a hole forming.
With carriage at right and using MY, cast on 70 sts at centre of machine in 1×1 rib. K 5 tubular rows. Carriage is at right. Set machine for 1×1 rib knitting. Set RC at 000. Using MT-5/MT-5, K 11 rows. Transfer sts for st st. Set RC at 000. Using MT, K 3 rows. K 1 row extra for Left Sock. Shape sides by dec 1 st at each end on next and every foll 15th row until 60 sts rem. RC shows 64 (65 on Left Sock).
* Push 30 Ns at opposite end to carriage to HP. Cont on rem sts. K 2 rows. Push 1 N at opposite end to carriage to HP on next 14 rows. Push 1 inside N at opposite end to carriage from HP to UWP on next 14 rows. Push rem Ns from HP to UWP, K 1 row *. K 80 [82, 84, 88, 92, 96] rows.
Work as for heel from * to *. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine.
Work as for Right Sock, reversing shaping by noting alteration in number of rows worked.
With wrong side facing, block knitting by pinning out all pieces to measurements given. Press carefully following spinner’s instructions or cover with a wet cloth and leave until dry if pressing is not recommended. Allow to dry in shape before removing pins.
Join side seams. Graft sts together under foot.