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This snugly-fitting ribbed sock design grew from a shortage of fine-gauge sock patterns. When I swatched with Trekking XXL yarn on size 0 needles, I got an gauge of 45 stitches to 4 inches - somewhat incredible, since most of the sock patterns I’ve seen are written for more like 32 stitches to 4 inches. I decided that I would just design my own pattern for this fine yarn, and I called it “Brother’s Socks.”

After I knit the same pattern in a slightly smaller size for myself, they were given a new name - “Sibling Socks” - and I am pleased to be able to share the pattern in both sizes! The ribbing means these would be great gift socks even if you don’t know your recipient’s exact foot width, since it will stretch to accommodate their foot.

M/L, to fit a foot that’s 8.25/9.5 inches around at widest point.

Trekking XXL [75% wool, 25% nylon; 100g/459 yards] or any other light fingering weight yarn to get gauge. I needed 1.25 balls of Trekking to knit the larger size, because they’d been requested with longer legs. You could probably get away with only one ball if you make the leg shorter or if you have smaller feet. I made the leg shorter on the smaller size, and had plenty of yarn left over.

45 sts/42 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch

Five US 0/2mm double-point needles and a stitch marker.
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