Tuiki tuiki socks
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The name comes from the colorwork section which reminds me of a twinkling star (tuiki tuiki means twinkle twinkle in Finnish).
This pair of socks is knitted cuff down and the pattern comes with a french heel. With the help of the interactive heel patterns you can also replace the heel with a german short row, afterthought or dutch heel. The pattern is written for the magic loop method, but can be adjusted for double pointed needles.
The colorwork section is fairly simple and these socks are a great project if you would like to give stranded knitting a try since there are no long floats to catch and at maximum of two colors per row.
There are sizes for both men and women.
Gauge, notions, needles
With smaller needles 28 sts and 36 rows per 4″ (10cm) in stockinette after blocking.
With bigger needles 26 sts and 36 rows per 4″ (10cm) in stranded colorwork after blocking.
Main needles: US 1.5 32″ [2.5mm 80cm] or longer circular needles.
Colorwork needles: US 2.5 32″ [3mm 80cm] or longer circular needles.
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: tapestry needle
S (M) L / 48 (56) 64 sts
Cuff : 7 (8) 9’’ [17 (20) 23 cm] around
Length of cuff and foot can be easily adjusted.
Select size with approximately 0.8’’ [2cm] of negative ease. Measure your foot circumference around the ball of the foot.
Sample uses light DK weight wool and nylon blend Novita Nalle (284 yards (260 meters) / 100g and for the orange contrasting color fingering weight wool and nylon blend Ruskanlehti Wool sock held double (DK).
Size M. Women’s shoe size US 8 / EU 38
MC (light grey): 043 Stone, (68g)
CC (dark grey): 044 Graphite, (20g)
CC2 (orange): Kinuski, (2g)
The gauge works for light DK / sport weight yarn. If you prefer a bit thicker yarn you can get size M socks by making size S with gauge 24 sts per 4″ (10 cm). Note that the yardage may vary if you use a different yarn or gauge than the sample uses.
The yardage depends on your foot size but with the amounts listed below you should be able to make the largest size.
MC: 285 yds [260 meters]
CC: 143 yds [130 meters]
CC2: 29 yds [26 meters]
BOR = beginning of round
CC = contrasting color (dark grey)
CC2 = second contrasting color (orange)
CO = cast on
ds = double stitch
mds = Make double stitch. Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front. Bring yarn up, over and back to pull on the slipped stitch until it slides around to show two legs. See a tutorial here.
k = knit
k2tog = Knit 2 stitches together.
MC = main color (light grey)
p = purl
p2tog = Purl 2 stitches together
ssk = slip 1 st kwise, slip another st kwise, then slide the left-hand needle into the front part of both stitches and knit them together ( = decrease 1 st ).
st / sts = stitch / stitches