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I've been a 'crafter' all my life, and especially enjoy fiber arts. My first professional design was published in 2005, and since then I've had my designs published in knit.wear, Knitscene, Creative ...

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Keyll Socks

from Desert Rose Fiber Arts
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Keyll Socks
Keyll Socks
Keyll Socks
Keyll Socks
Keyll Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • slip st
  • twisted sts
  • k2tog & ssk decreases
  • working with dpns

Pattern Description:

Men can be notoriously picky about their hand knit socks - they love 'em, but nothing too fancy. Keyll Socks are perfect for men, or anyone who prefers hand knit socks in a subdued style.

Designed as 'boot' socks, Keyll Socks are knit cuff down, featuring a very cushy rib pattern for the cuff & heel flap, while the leg is worked in a simple, textured design. With a short pattern repeat (both # of sts & rows), they are easily adjusted to fit almost any leg & foot.

The textured stitch pattern is very easy to work & memorize, and is both charted and written. Decreases for the gusset are worked along the bottom of the foot for better fit around the ankle/instep.

If you prefer to use two circular needles or the magic loop method, this pattern is easily converted.

You'll be pleasantly surprised at how quickly these socks knit up - and may find yourself knitting several pairs!


26 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in Textured pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fits average man's foot/shoe size 8 1/2 - 9 (easily resized for smaller or larger sizes)


  • 440 yds worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn
  • set of 5 dpns US 4 (3.5mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle

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