This is just a pair of plain, boring grey socks that I knitted on the vintage Knitmaster 4500 with a Ribmaster attachment to do the ribbing.
This is the pattern I used which is one I put together using bits from various other patterns that I found in Modern Knitting magazines. I never check the tension when I’m knitting socks as I’ve found that the 4ply yarns I’ve used in the past usually knit up more or less the same. I don’t think I’ve knitted any socks using this pattern that haven’t fitted me.
The pattern is written for just one size which is 9½ inches from the back of the heel to the toe, or a size 6UK.
It takes roughly 50g of 4ply to knit the pair.
With the Knitmaster set on T5 and the Ribmaster set on T7, cast on 55 sts and knit 26 rows 1×1 rib.
Transfer all sts to the Knitmaster and change to T6.
Knit 40 rows, increasing 1 stitch at the beginning of the first row.
Put 14 sts at each side onto waste yarn and continue on the centre stitches only.
Knit 52 rows.
Toe- change to T5
Place 1 needle into HP at the side opposite to the carriage for the next 20 rows, wrapping the yarn around the first HP needle to avoid holes forming.
Place one needle back into WP at the side opposite the carriage for the next 20 rows, wrapping the needles as before.
Sole- change to T6
Knit 52 rows (you can seam-as-you-go here if you wish)
Heel-change to T5 and work as for toe.
Fold the work that is on waste yarn towards the centre and place the stitches back onto the needles. Remove the waste yarn and knit the stitches you’ve just put back on through the stitches that were already on the needles, thus joining the base of the ankle to the top of the heel.
Alternatively you can knit a few rows of waste yarn after your last row of knitting and take it off the machine to graft the ankle to the heel using kitchener stitch or your preferred method.
Join the back seam and the side seams if necessary.
I made a video showing how I knitted the sock which includes how I did the seam as you go. It’s a little long at around 26 minutes but I hope you find it useful.
Talk to you later,