I originally wrote this pattern to create a less bulky, more fitted sock that could be worn comfortably in a shoe. The resulting socks have been enjoyed by my family and friends alike!
The pattern is based on a set of US size 3 (3.25mm) double pointed needles. For yarn, I use a light weight or fine sock yarn that is washable for easy care. There are many varieties to choose from - I like the variegated varieties that self pattern but have made two-tone and striped socks as well. For the socks pictured here I used a 1.7 oz./50 g skein of Premier brand wool-free in "Grand Canyon" for the men's, and a 2.12 oz. /60 g skein of Sensations brand Soles and More washable wool blend in "Green/ Blue/ Yellow variegated" for the women's.
These socks are knit in the round, so no seams to sew up when you're finished. The gauge is 8 rounds (rows) or 10 stitches = 1 inch. Pattern is for women's medium, and men's medium in (parentheses). The length of the foot can be easily adjusted to fit any length.
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