World War I Service Socks to Knit Pattern Download
Make a man or woman in your life very happy—knit a pair of these 100% wool socks to stay toasty on chilly spring nights. Susan Strawn used a Needlecraft Magazine pattern for Service Socks to knit for the troops.
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Sock Art-Lana, 100% wool yarn, 2-ply sock-weight, 400 yard (365.8 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 1 skein of #8779 Olivera
Needles: metal, double pointed, size 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle
Finished size: 7 inches (17.8 cm) foot circumference, unstretched; 9½ inches (24.1 cm) foot length from back heel to tip of toe; 13 inches (33.0 cm) from top of cuff to bottom of heel; 8 inches (20.3 cm) leg circumference at top of cuff
Gauge: 16½ sts and 24 rnds = 2 inches (5.1 cm) in St st