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This was the first Star Trek sock I designed for my husband (Starfleet Academy is also available here) and the first pattern I wrote out for others to follow. It was updated October 2020 to reflect everything I learnt about pattern writing in that first year!

Method: These socks are knit in the round from the cuff down with a stranded colorwork leg, modified eye of partridge heel and a striped foot.
These socks can be knitted on dpns, by magic loop, or on a short circular (in which case you will still need dpns for the heel and toe decreases).

Please note the colorwork design in this pattern is charted not written out. You need to be prepared to read and work from charts in order to enjoy knitting this design.

Size: Men’s UK size 12, Foot circumference 11” (28 cm)
I wrote this pattern to make socks for my husband and I changed needle sizes at various points to make them fit him.

Although these socks are written for one size this is adjustable to a certain degree.
Firstly, to increase or decrease the foot circumference you can change the needle size (and therefore the tension) that you knit these socks at. Please note stranded colorwork does not have the same stretch to it that a plain stocking stitch sock does. It is especially important to work the colorwork leg chart at a tension which will still fit over your ankle so you can get your sock on!
Secondly, to increase the leg and/or foot length you can work more plain MC rounds before or after knitting the charts or change the stripe pattern.
Similarly, the leg and/or foot length can be decreased by working fewer plain rounds or less stripes.

Please bear in mind that any changes to size or tension will affect the amount of yarn required to knit these socks.

Yarn: You can use any 4 ply (fingering) sock yarn that you like and with which you can get gauge to knit these socks. I have used three colors, black (MC), gold (CC1), and blue (CC2) but you could use just one contrast color or use a whole bunch! Be creative, have fun, but keep in mind changes will affect yardage and number of ends to weave in. Please note I do not recommend using yarns with a high cotton content as cotton doesn’t stretch as much as other fibers and this will affect the fit of your socks. 

The amounts of each color required will depend on how many colors you pick, where you choose to use them in the sock, and which size you are knitting. As a guide I used the following:
Black (MC) 75g
Gold (CC1) 20g
Blue (CC2) 10g

Suggested Yarn: Drops Fabel (MC and CC1), Rico Superba Premium (CC2).

Needles: 3mm dpns
2.5mm dpns / short circular or size needed for gauge/fit.
2.25mm dpns / short circular or size needed for gauge/fit.

Other Materials: 4 Stitch Markers
Tape Measure
Darning needle to sew in ends.

Pattern created and written by StitchyDragon Creates.

Star Trek and all related marks, logos and characters are solely owned by CBS Studios Inc. This pattern is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, or any other Star Trek franchise, and is a non-commercial fan-made pattern intended for personal use. No commercial exhibition or distribution is permitted (ie it may not be sold or used to make items for sale).

No alleged independent rights will be asserted against CBS or Paramount Pictures.
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