Gentlemans Fancy Sock

Weldon's, Volume 16, Ninth Series, ¡901, page 14

Original pattern specifies 4 ounces of gray hosiery yarn, AA Peacock quality; Vi ounce of white yarn for the heel and toe; four steel #15 (U.S. 000; 1.5 mm) needles.

Not illustrated in Weldon's, this pattern nonetheless intrigued me so much that I knitted it. Thinking it might be a good man's pattern, I've used a very fine yarn at 9 stitches to the inch on size 0 (2 mm) needles. To keep the sock fancy, I haven't used the contrasting color in the French Heel and Wide Toe that's specified in the original pattern. My yarn is hand-dyed and available in one-of-a-kind colors from Schaefer Yarns.

Finished Size 7V2" (19 cm) foot circumference, 8/2" (21.5 cm) long from cast-on edge to top of heel flap, and IOV2" (26.5 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit men's U.S. shoe sizes 972 to 10V2.

Yarn About 560 yd (512 m) of fingering-weight (Super Fine #1) yarn. We used Schaefer Yarns Anne (60°/o superwash merino wool, 25°/o mohair, 15% nylon; 560 yd [512 m]/4 oz; 25 wraps per inch): khaki green, 1 skein.

Needles Size 0 (2 mm): set of 4 double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Stitch marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 2" (5 cm) in St st worked in the rnd, before blocking.

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