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Mister Invested - PDF Knitting Pattern


The Story

It’s no secret that my favorite person, hands down, is my husband. We’ve known each other since we were 15 years old (we met after taking a matchmaker test on Valentine’s Day in High School) and while it may have taken us a few years longer than expected to get our lives in order, we were married in 2008.

I think my favorite person deserves another pair of handmade socks - one that is as unique as he is. I call these Mister Invested because when this charming man “invested” in me, he wore a vest (no, really... no suit jacket for our wedding... a vest).

These would be wonderful for women’s socks as well - so don’t let the name fool you. It’s quite likely that the Hubbs and I will be that cheesy old married couple with matching socks!


  • Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn (fingering weight, 75% merino, 25% nylon; 462 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein Thunderhead
  • US 1.5 (2.5mm) 32-inch circular needle (or preferred length)
    • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • Removable stitch marker
  • Cable needle

Finished Sizes

7⅛ (8, 8¾) inch circumference (recommended fit: 1-inch neg. ease)


36 sts and 45 rows = 4 inches stockinette in the round.


  • These socks are worked from the toe up using Judy’s Magic Cast-On, feature a standard short-row heel and end with Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.
  • This pattern includes written and charted instructions. Note that the charts are mirrors of one another. Knit one sock with each pattern to complete a pair. Instructions are given for the Left sock first, followed by the Right sock. Charts can be found on pages 4 & 5.
  • Instructions are given for smallest size with additional sizes in parentheses. When only one set of instructions is given, it applies to all sizes.
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