My Great Uncle Frank loved the hip-hips (what my Great Aunt Mimi calls country songs). He always brought home friends for dinner and said to his mother to just give them his (it was the Depression, but his mother always made sure to make enough go around). My Great Aunt also tells me the Irish favor their boys, and favored he was, she says. He died fighting during WWII. He received the Purple Heart Medal. I never met my Great Uncle Frank, but from the stories and memories, he is an important part of my family. These socks were knit in his honor. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY reading a chart is helpful, but written directions are also provided cables knit in the round GAUGE 24 sts = 4" over st st for men's/sport size 28 sts = 4" over st st for women's/fingering size SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS men's average/medium or women's average/medium Finished measurements: 7" foot circumference unstretched, up to 11" stretched; 6 1/2 " approximate leg length for men's size Instructions are written for a cuff-down sock. Sizes are provided for either a men's sock with sport weight yarn or a women's sock with fingering weight yarn. Both written instructions and charts specific to each size are provided.