Super warm and stretchy, these socks will keep your feet warm no matter the weather. They can be worked in a plain colour or with a variegated yarn for a variety of looks, suitable for your next day at the office or a walk along a stormy coastal footpath.
The socks are worked in a wide rib pattern which is softly cushioning and feature gentle shaping around the ankle and arch to hug the foot neatly.
There are three different sizes to suit both men and women, and they can be worked with a turn-over cuff or with a neat contrast-coloured top edge.
Please see below for more details about this pattern.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, increases, decreases, slipped stitches and working in the round.
SIZES: Small (Medium, Large)
To fit foot length: 22.5 (25, 27.5) cm / 9 (10, 11) ins
and circumference: 21 (24, 26) cm / 8.5 (9.5, 10) ins
Approximate shoe size:
Women’s: UK 4-6 (7-8, 9-11) / US 5-7 (8-9, 10-12)
Men’s: UK 3-5 (6-7, 8-10) / US 4-6 (7-8, 9-11)
European size: Eur 35-37 (38-40, 41-44)
Yarn: Knit Picks ‘Stroll’ Fingering weight sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% nylon,
. Col 1: #26598 Train Station, 422m/462 yds:100gm ball.
. Col 2: #23696 Ash Grey, 211m/231 yds:50gm ball.
. Version 1 with fold-back cuff: Col #1, 100gm ball x1 (1, 1) ball.
. Version 2 straight sock – MC: Col 2, 50gm ball x2 (2, 2) balls,
& CC: 10gm, ½ oz remnant of Col 1 or a similar contrast-coloured yarn.
Actual amounts used in Medium size socks:
. Version 1: 83gm/3 oz, 350m/384 yds of Col 1.
. Version 2: 66gm/2.3 oz, 278m/305 yd of MC,
& 5gm/0.2 oz, 22m/25 yds of CC.
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a Fingering or sock weight yarn with a recommended gauge of about 28-32 sts:10cm/4 ins using 2.25-3.25mm/US #1-3 needles.
Needles: Circular needles, length 80cm/32 ins or double pointed needles in sizes 2.25mm/US #1 & 2.5mm/US #2.
Gauge: 30 sts/56 rows:10cm/4 ins in Wide Rib pattern using 2.25mm/US #1 needles, when slightly stretched widthwise.
Notions: Row counter, markers and tapestry needle for finishing ends.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
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The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
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Current Version: v01NOV2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023