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Giants socks knitting pattern

As requested, here's the pattern for the Giants socks I am knitting for the auction winner.

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Giants Sox

Note: these directions assume you know the basics of sock knitting, including short rows and kitchener stitch, and other knitting terms and techniques.

Gauge: 8 st/inch
Needle: I used Addi's size 1, magic loop technique, but use whatever technique and needles you prefer, just get gauge.
Yarn: I used Jawoll Superwash sock yarn in black (3 skeins) and orange (1 skein).
Size: fairly small adult (calf 12") adjust as necessary by adding or subtracting stitches in multiples of 4. Cast on enough for about 1" less than measured calf.

Cast on 88 with black. I recommend this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_53597&feature=iv&src_vid=wf8cY_djTRI&v=iTIBTm0QL6A
Work 10 rounds 2x2 rib
*Change to orange, knit one round, then 8 rounds 2x2 rib
Change to black, knit one round, then 5 rounds 2x2 rib*
Repeat from * to * once
Change to orange, knit one round, then 8 rounds 2x2 rib
(You now have 3 orange stripes in ribbing.)
Change to black and knit stockinette stitch (knit around) until you reach the widest part of the calf (it was 11 rounds when I did it).

Begin calf shaping:
K17, k2tog, k 3, place marker, k 3, ssk, knit to end of round
*K 7 rounds
K to 5 st before marker, k2tog, k3, slip marker, k3, ssk, knit to end*
Repeat from * to * to 66 total stitches (The marker indicates the back of the sock. You may elect to even out the number of stitches on each "side" of the magic loop as you go along. Ultimately, there should be 33 stitches on each side of the magic loop, with the marker in the middle of one, indicating the back of the sock.)
Adjust number of rounds in between decreases as needed, or you may need to knit a few rounds after the decreases to get to the narrowest part of ankle.

AT THE SAME TIME: should you wish to do the logo in intarsia, begin 15 rounds below the last orange stripe, centering on the front side (opposite the marker), BE SURE TO WORK THE CHART UPSIDE DOWN. (I worked the logo in duplicate stitch after the sock was done, as intarsia is especially difficult when knitting in the round.)

Heel
*sl1 in black, (k1 orange, p1 black) 15 times, k1 orange, k1 black, turn
sl1, (p1 orange, k1 black) 16 times, turn*
Work these two rows back & forth for about 2 1/4 inches. (The remaining stitches are "held" for the top of the foot.)

Turn heel: continuing in pattern, work 20, ssk, k1, turn
s1, work 7, k2tog, k1, turn
Repeat, working the decreases over the "gap" and turning until all stitches are worked (21 stitches)

Change to all black, k across, pick up one in each slip stitch plus one more, knit across the held stitches for the front, pick up one stitch plus one in each slipped stitch (Number of stitches will depend upon how many slipped stitches you worked.)

K to 3 before the stitches held for the front, ssk, k1, k33 (across front), k1, k2tog, k around
Repeat these decreases every other round until there are a total of 62 stitches (or the number needed to fit around foot).
K around till 2" shorter than needed for foot.

Toe shaping: If necessary, rearrange the stitches so there are the same number of stitches on each side of the magic loop.
*(change to orange, K1, ssk, knit to 3 stitches before end of side of magic loop, k2tog, k1) twice, then k one round
(change to black, K1, ssk, knit to 3 stitches before end of side of magic loop, k2tog, k1) twice, then k one round*
Repeat from * to * 5 times or until you have 18 total stitches.
Kitchener stitch to close toe.

If you did not work the logo intarsia, work it now in duplicate stitch, centering it on the front approximately 15 rounds below the orange stripes.

Wind in all ends and don't forget to knit the other sock!

Giants Logo Chart

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