Have a Yarn

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia



Men’s Basic Sock Pattern for any 4 Ply Fingering Sock Yarn

Gauge: 7.5 st/inch on 2mm, 2.25mm or 2.5 mm needles
Size: to fit a 10” ankle approximately

Cuff: Cast on 72 stitches (18 sts per needle) and do K2, P2 ribbing for 2 to 3”

Leg: Switch to stockinette stitch (knit every round) and continue to desired length (usually 7 to 9”).

Heel Flap: Leaving 36 instep stitches on needles 2 and 3 (18 & 18) put remaining 36 stitches on 1 needle and work heel flap back and forth over this needle.

Regular heel stitch:
Row 1: *Slip 1, k1* repeat from * across
Row 2: Slip 1, purl remaining sts
Work rows 1 & 2 for 36 rows.

Turn Heel: Working over heel flap stitches:
Row 1: Knit across 20 sts, ssk**, K1 turn work
Row 2: Slip 1 purlwise, p5, p2tog, p 1, turn
Row 3: slip, 1 K to 1 st before gap, ssk, k1, turn
Row 4:Slip 1, p to 1 st before gap, p2tog, p1, turn
Repeat Rows 3 & 4 until all heel sts have been worked, ending with a purl row. (20 sts remaining)

Heel Gusset: Knit first 10 stitches. Rounds now start in the middle of heel flap. Knit remaining 10 stitches with new needle (needle 1 ), pick up one stitch in each of the slipped edge stitches along the heel flap,(approx 18) and 1 additional stitch where heel flap and instep join. Work across instep (needles 2 & 3) . Pick up and knit one stitch where instep and heel flap join and one stitch in each slipped stitch along the edge of the other side of the heel flap(18) work remaining 10 stitches onto the end of this needle (needle 4). Needles 1 and 4 should have about the same number of stitches, these are for the foot. Knit one row.

*Next row: Knit to last 2 stitches on needle 1, K2tog. Work instep stitches on needles 2 &
3. On needle 4 ssk, knit to end. Work 2 rounds in plain knitting. Repeat from *until there are 18 stitches on each needle. 72 stitches total.

Foot: Continue in plain knitting on these 72 stitches until foot is desired length (allow
approx. 2.5" for toe decrease) average man’s foot, from back of heel, 8 to 9"

Toe: Decrease Round:
Needle 1: work to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
Needle 2: K1, ssk, knit to end.
Needle 3: Work to last 3 stitches K2tog, K1
Needle 4: K1, ssk, knit to end
Knit 3 rounds plain; decrease round.
Knit 2 rounds plain; decrease round.
Knit 2 rounds plain; decrease round.
Knit 1 round plain; decrease round.
Knit 1 round plain; decrease round.
Knit 1 round plain; decrease round.
Decrease round every round until 8 sts remain (2 sts per needle).
Graft toe sts together.

**ssk: Slip stitch as if to knit, slip stitch as if to knit, insert left needle into the front of
these 2 slipped stitches from left to right and K2tog.

Pattern from Have a Yarn, Mahone Bay, NS - www.haveayarn.ca - 902-624-0569