Monday, January 9, 2012

Pattern: Handome Men's Slipper Socks

I designed these worsted weight socks to be my brother's Christmas present, but I couldn't think of a name for them until he put them on.  And when he did, I nearly gasped.  They're really handsome.

Meant to be worn as slipper socks, perhaps over a pair of regular cotton socks, these toe-up socks knitted up quickly on U.S. Size 7 DPNs.  The diamond cable pattern on the front and the braided cable up the back are separated by smart ribbbing that's easy to work, easy to remember and makes a snug, stretchy, comfortable sock.  (Seriously, after I worked the charts once I didn't have to refer to them again -- the pattern is that easy to memorize, but still really fun to work.)

 The pattern calls for two 50-gram balls of worsted weight wool yarn -- I used Knit Picks' Swish Worsted for its machine washability.  (I don't expect a man to handwash you?)  You may want a small amount of a third ball if you're knitting for big feet or want to make really tall cuffs.

Happy Knitting!


  1. I love them! I am working on a pair of men's socks for my son's birthday [he has a size 12 foot], but now I want to knit yours!

  2. They really are handsome and beautiful Kelly! You are so clever!

  3. What beautiful socks...I would love to make a pair for myself, but alas, I have not yet learned cables. It is my goal for this year, so perhaps, I shall be back for this pattern.
    Thanks for sharing

  4. These are great. I love them for me ;)

    ps. I found you on roth and I loved your tutorial so much that I linked to it on my post today. I do hope you like it ;)
    Take a look:


  5. Cozy! I sew, and there are precious few things to sew for men (within my level of capability!). These look luxurious and masculine. Nice.


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