The International Sock of Doom has been designed for sheer, simple efficiency. An easy weapon to craft and customise. The rib heavy design has been engineered for adaptability to all manner of lower appendages (e.g. legs and feet).
10 cm2 /4 inches2 = 22 stitches and 30 rows
Loosely cast on 48 sts (alternate cable method is good for elasticity and neatness)
Work in K1, P1 rib for 2 cms/1 inch (7 rows)
Work in the Rib of Doom as described for 9cm/3.5 inches (28 rows) finishing with round 2
Work over 24 sts (half total number) as described below for 6 cm/2.5 inches (18 rows) finishing with row 2
You now have 58 sts on your needles. To make life easy for yourself shuffle them around so you have stitches arranged on your needles as below:
Continue working these two previous rounds 4 more times, until 48 sts remain on the needles.
Continue straight in pattern as established for the length of your victim's shoe size.
E.g. If your opponent's shoe size is US 8 Women's find it on the chart here http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html and read down the columns to find the length (in this example 25.7cms /10 1/8 inches). You need to account for the toe decrease, so subtract 5cm/2 inches from this measurement (in our example 20.7cm/8 1/8 inches). I'd also subtract a little more to allow for stretch.
Toes are worked in plain stockinette all the way round. Arrange your stitches evenly on 2 needles, with top of foot's 24 on one needle (needle A), and sole's 24 on the other (needle B).
Repeat these last two rounds 7 more times until there are 20 stitches left on the needles. Cast off and sew together on the reverse side, or work your grafting magic if you are so inclined.
Repeat for sock 2, and mail, mail, mail!
© Julie Gardner MMVI
Original post by Yarn Monkey: http://yarn-monkey.blogspot.com/2006/09/international-sock-of-doom-pattern.html