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Spiral Ribbed No Heel Socks -- 

PATTERN DETAILS

RELEASE DATE:  May 1992, Revised July 2001 

DESCRIPTION:  This pattern is my version of a traditional pattern. These are heavy, tall socks designed for winter wear in hiking or ski boots or ice skates. The spiral rib makes them fit quite well even without heel shaping, and the sock may wear better than a heeled sock because your heel isnít in the same place every time you put it on. Iíve been making these socks for years, because I have never seemed to get the foot size right on the more fitted heeled socks. These are socks that you can make for anyone, by using just an estimated size - and they always fit! One Christmas I made more than 20 pairs for everyone on my list, including big-footed guys, women, and children down to toddler size. The photograph shows both the largest and smallest socks.

SIZE:   From toddler to menís extra large.

SKILL REQUIRED:  Beginner to intermediate. Must be able to knit circularly on double point needles.

MATERIALS:

  • YARN:  Worsted weight yarn. I recommend a warm animal fiber Ė wool, alpaca, llama, even dog hair. Animal fiber is particularly warm. And machine washable animal fiber yarns are easily cared for. Yardage estimates range from 150 yards (toddler) to 410 yards (men's extra large size).  This is a good project to use up partial skeins of yarns if you want to make striped socks.
  • NEEDLES:  One set each of size 5 and size 7 double point needles or size to achieve gauge.
  • MISCELLANEOUS:
    • Darning needle to weave in ends.
    • End of round stitch marker

GAUGE:  Because of the elasticity of this pattern stitch, gauge is not too critical, but if you knit exceptionally loosely or tightly you should adjust your needle size accordingly. My gauge for the size 7 portion of the sock is approximately 3 rib pairs (18 sts of K 3, P 3 patt) for 2 inches (unstretched).
 

top of stocking, as it looks while knitting

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