With clean lines and comfy ribbing, these socks have just enough patterning to make them interesting to knit, but still blissfully effortless. They’re complicated enough for a solid colored yarn, but simple enough for a multi-colored hand-dyed yarn.
Yarn: 300[340, 380, 430] yards (275[311, 348, 394] meters)of sock weight yarn. Sample shown in SpunRightRound SW Sock 80/20 (80% Superwash Merino Wool/20% Nylon, 400 yds/100 g) in ‘Grafitti Overlay’.
Gauge: 18 sts & 26 rows = 2 inches (5 cm) square in stockinette stitch after blocking.
Needles: 2.25mm (US 1) needle(s). Use your preferred method for small circumference knitting: e.g. double points, magic loop or two-circulars.
Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Finished Sizes: S[M, L, 1X] with actual circumference of 6[7, 8, 9] inches (15.25[17.75, 20.25, 22.75]cm) to fit 7[8, 9, 10] inches 17.75(20.25, 22.75, 25.5)cm foot circumference. Length of foot is variable.
Techniques Used: knit, purl, k2tog, ps2tog, ssk, slipped stitches with yarn in front and back, c1Rpb, c1Lpb (with instructions for the cable stitches).
These socks are worked in the round from the cuff down to the heel in rib pattern with shifting rib detail. The heel flap is then worked flat and turned. Stitches are picked up on the selvedge edges of the heel flap. Work is rejoined in the round and the gusset decreased. The foot is worked even until it measures 4 inches (10cm) short of total foot length and then the same shifting rib detail is worked across the top of the foot before the wedge toe is decreased. Live stitches are then grafted together to close the toe using kitchener stitch.
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