This pattern, which is manly enough for the guys in your life (yet fun for the gals), reminded me of a grove of bamboo. The bamboo is the symbol for longevity in the Chinese culture. (I so wanted to add “Live long and prosper,” but I won't! LOL!)
Knit cuff down, with a traditional heel flap/gusset contruction and wedge toe. Sock features a decorative cuff and an easy cable rib pattern on the leg and instep.
Pattern includes both written instructions and charts.
Sock (large size) shown in Regia Extra Twist Merino, Khaki colorway.
Pattern originally designed for TheKnitter.Com SOTM Club.
3/12: errata for Club version only:
Set-up for heel:
Large: k1, p1, p2tog, p4, p2tog,(p6, p2tog) 3 times, p4, p2tog, p1, k1. 36 heel sts