The fabric created by working one strand of Linen/Rayon and one strand of Alpaca together is a tweedy, soft, and firm fabric. The pinstripes, created by working the linen strand only, are subtle, sophisticated, and sexy. Simple lines, turned cuff, and short row heel make this an easy sock to knit, but a great addition to your wardrobe.
Gauge: 17 sts and 25 rounds per 2 inches (5 cm) square in pinstripe pattern with one strand of each yarn held together on 2.25 mm needle.
Finished Measurements: To fit 7 (8, 9) inch (18, 20.5, 23 cm)foot circumference (see notes). 7.25 inches (18.4 cm) from cuff to top of heel.
Yarn Requirements: 56(64,74) grams (230(260,300) yards) of Isager Viscolin (50% linen, 50% Rayon) in Color 51; and 44(50,58) grams (385(437,507) yards) of Isager Alpaca 1 (100% alpaca) in Color 284
Needle Size: Set of 5 double points in 2.25 mm (US 1) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: written directions
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, Centered Double Decrease, wrap & turn short rows.
Other Details: These socks are worked from the cuff down with a provisional cast on and a facing. The facing is joined by working live stitches from the needles together with live stitches from the provisional cast on. Most of the sock is worked holding one strand of each yarn together, and the pinstripe is created by working a slip stitch column of JUST the linen yarn. The pattern includes a short row heel, and a wedge toe.