Man's Hunting Sock
Materials: 2 skeins Christopher Sheep Farm 2 ply Sport Weight (350 yds. each skein) One skein may be enough depending on what size you need to make.
Set of 5 size 3 DPN (or set of 4, or circs, whichever you prefer)
Gauge: 28 sts=4". Row gauge is not important.
ssk=slip, slip knit
p2tog=purl 2 together
C/O 72 sts. Distribute evenly over 4 needles; join being careful not to twist. PM for beginning of the round Work K1, P2, *K2, P2*. Repeat between * around to last st, K1. Repeat this row until sock is 7", or desired length. K1 round even.
Heel is worked over 36 sts; instep is not worked.
Row 1 (rs): Sl 1 pwise w/yarn in back, k1. Repeat across.
Row 2 (ws): Sl 1 pwise w/yarn in front, p across.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 13 times (or until heel measures approx. 3.2"), end ws row.
Turn the heel:
Row 1 (rs): Sl 1 pwise w/yarn in back, k 22, ssk, k1. Turn.
Row 2(ws): Sl 1 pwise w/yarn in front, p 11, p2tog, p1. Turn.
Row 3(rs): Sl 1 pwise w/yarn in back, k 12, ssk, k1. Turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3, increasing the number of stitches worked by one on each side until there are 24 stitches left on the needle.
Round 1: N1-K 12 stitches, pm for new beginning of the round, k 12, p/u 16 sts along side of heel flap for gussett. N 2 & 3-k across instep sts. N4- p/u 16 along next edge, k 12. (You should now be at the beg. row marker with 92 sts. on your needles.) Work 1 round even.
Round 1: N1-k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. N2&3-k across. N4-k1, ssk, k to end.
Round 2: K around.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until you have 72 sts. Continue to work even on 72 sts. until you are 2 1/2 " from desired lenght.
Round 1: N1-k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. N2-k1, ssk, k to end. N3-k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. N4-k1, ssk, k to end.
Round 2: K
Repeat until you have 36 sts total, and then work round 1 only until you have 20 sts. Cut yarn long enough to graft toe closed, weave in ends, and work 2nd sock the same as the first.