26 Mar 12 Update: someone is spending a lot of time looking at this post, so I've done a little editing.
21 Oct 12
A lot of someones are spending a lot of time looking at this post, so I've done a lot more editing
19 June 13
Someone made a pair so I'm putting it back, but it's on Ravelry as a download anyway.
I wanted to try the pattern I'm using on my Henley, so I decided to do a trial run on some Passap Socks I'm putting through the machine. It is the pattern in Passap book 11, number 1682.
I'm going to write out the pattern for my 5ply Chubby Merino sock wool, which will be too big for most. My suggestion is to do thinner yarn and reduce tension to T 5 for the DX/DX pattern and T4.5 for feet. This should fit. Use your usual sock pattern and put this pattern into it on the legs only.
Pattern repeat: 5 stitches
Cast on 60 sts 1:1, N/N, T2, 1R.
T4, CX/CX, 2R. RC000.
T4, N/N, 15R
transfer all stitches to back bed
T6, GX/N, 2R
transfer 15 st each end to front bed.
Pattern set up:
Needle and Pusher set up: 1 . 1 . 11 . 1 . 1 (etc) 6 sets of 5 stitches.
The . stitches each side of the . 1 . (centre stitches) are transferred onto the 1 (centre stitches).
T6, CX/CX 2R.
Begin pattern begins with
1 . 1 (WP) . 11 . 1 (RP) . 1 and so on.
In other words, every second centre pusher (. 1 .) is put into rest position, 3 will be up and 3 will be down on each bed, alternating every 8th row count.
T6, DX/DX. Manually exchanging centre pushers on RC 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144.
Work in pattern to RC144.
However if using thinner yarn and T 5, trial tucking every RC 1o or 12 to see if you like the look of it better.
R145 = bring all needles into working position. Return all pushers to RP.
Reset to CX/CX
knit to RC149, lock left. (or Knit to your preferred length, leaving a few rows in st st before heel.)
GX/BX, T5.75, bring all pusher on front bed to working position, work short row heel down to 10 sts, and back.
CX/CX, T5.5, knit to RC 120.
Dec each end, both beds on this RC= 120 and on 128, 134, 140, 144, 148, 152, then every circ row (2RCs) till 8 sts remain.
Sew cuff and kitchener toe.
I have updated the diagram for the pattern, the traffic indicates that someone/s is looking at this a lot