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Socksquatch Socks

by Linda

Also known as Sasquatch Socks. Try saying that three times fast. :)

For Christmas 1999, I decided it was about time I made some socks for my son and my SO. Both wear shoes at the larger end of the male spectrum, so I had to start from scratch and try them on the recipients as I went. Difficult, but not impossible, even though it was a surprise.

The name for this pattern was suggested by my son. After he heard I called the other pair of large socks I'd made Bigfoot Socks, he suggested it as a play on the word Sasquatch. I love a kid with sharp wit. :)

[Socksquatch Socks]

Bear in mind that three strands of sock yarn are used throughout the body of the sock, and two strands for the ribbing. Otherwise, you'll be lucky if they fit a large child's foot. :)

If you prefer working with 2 strands of DK yarn instead of 3 of sock yarn, check out my Bigfoot Socks.

  1. With burgundy and beige held together, cast 36 sts loosely onto 3 dpns. 12/12/12
  2. Work 12 rounds of k2 p2 ribbing.
  3. Add red. You're now using 3 strands of yarn at once. Knit 24 rounds plain.
  4. Knit 10 sts. Turn, slip 1, and purl across 19 sts. Turn, *sl1 k1* across the 20 sts. Turn, slip firsr st, purl across. Repeat these last 2 rows 10 more times for heel flap. End right side facing.
  5. Working on these same 20 sts, work 12 sts in pattern established, k2tog, turn. *Slip 1 st, purl 4 sts, p2tog, turn. Slip 1 st, work 4, k2tog, turn.* Repeat between *'s til all sts are worked and you have 6 sts left, right side facing.
  6. With needle 1, knit those 6 sts, pick up 12 sts along side of heel flap and 1 st between flap and instep. With ndl 2, knit 16 sts across instep. With ndl 3, pick up 1 st bet instep and flap, then pick up 12 sts along side of heel flap. Knit the first 3 sts from ndl 1 onto ndl 3. You should have 48 sts altogether. 16/16/16
  7. Knit three rounds even.
  8. First decrease round - Knit to within 3 sts of end of ndl 1, k2tog, k1. Knit across ndl 2 without decreasing. Knit 1, k2tog tbl (or ssk), knit to end of ndl 3.
  9. Knit two rounds even.
  10. Knit another decrease round.
  11. Continue knitting, decrasing every second round til 36 stitches remain on the needles. Rearrange stitches to 12/12/12
  12. Continue to knit evenly for about 6.5 inches from where you picked up the gusset sts at the side of the heel flap.
  13. Knit one more round even for good measure. Rearrange stitches to 10/20/10
  14. Knit to within the last 3 sts at end of ndl 1, k2tog, k1. On ndl 2, k1, k2tog tbl (or ssk), knit to within last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. On ndl 3, k1, k2tog tbl, knit to end of needle. Decrease round made.
  15. Knit one round even.
  16. Repeat these last two rounds til 16 sts remain, knit 4 sts from ndl 1 onto ndl 3.
  17. Do a 3 needle bind off or graft toe closed.
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