His & Her Socks

The designer took three balls of wool/ cashmere yarn and made two pairs of ribbed socks; a fancy pair for “her” and a masculine pair for “him.”

Finished Size: Women’s socks – About 6″ (17 cm) foot circumference with ribbing unstretched, and 9″ (24 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit women’s shoe sizes U.S. 8/9. Men’s socks – About 7″ (18 cm) foot circumference with ribbing unstretched, and 10″ (25.5 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit men’s shoe sizes U.S. 8/9.
Yarn: Lana Gatto VIP (80% wool, 20% cashmere; 218 yd [200 m] /50 g): #1291 chestnut, 3 balls will make both pairs of socks. Yarn distributed by Needful Yarns.
Yarn weight: #3 – Light
Gauge: 17 sts and 26 rnds = 2″ (5 cm) in St st worked in the rnd using smaller needles.
Needles: Upper leg – Size 3 (3.25 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Lower leg and foot – Size 2 (2.75 mm): set of 4 dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Knitting Daily, 2007