I've been knitting on brother Dave's Christmas socks and the cuffs are done.
It's a basic 72 stitch sock with k6p1 ribbing and a gansey flag pattern knit into alternate columns.
Now on to the heel and the very long, shoe size 14 foot.
Just for fun I calculated the number of stitches needed between the gusset pickup and the beginning of the toe decreases. 7296 for one sock. 14,592 for the pair.
Those are numbers a sock knitter really doesn't want to know. It's numbers like those that cause non-knitters think we're nuts.
Pattern: Basic cuff down sock pattern on 72 stitches. k6p1 ribbing and a gansey flag pattern knit into alternate columns.
Yarn: Cascade Heritage #9825.
Needles: Options #1, 2.5mm
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch