These crocheted socks are an adventure in nontraditional
construction. They are worked lengthwise, beginning with the center back leg.
One side is worked with short rows to accommodate the calf. Then foundation
stitches are added for the instep; the instep and front of the leg are worked
at the same time. The last part of the leg is worked around to the back, which
is seamed with a slip stitch. For the heel, stitches are worked opposite the
instep and the heel is worked downward and turned. The gusset and foot are
worked in rows, joining to the instep as the work progresses. The toe is
finished in the round.
Size: 7½ (9, 10½)" foot circumference, 12 (13½, 15)" calf
circumference, and 8¼ (10½, 10½)" foot length. Socks shown measure
Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 435 yd [398 m]/3½ oz [100
g]): #55ns butterscotch (MC) 1 (2, 2) skeins; #45ns cranberry (CC), 1 (1, 2)
D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
St Markers (m); yarn needle.
22 sc = 4"; 8 rows = 1½" in patt.