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This design comes with a strong style heel with beautiful cable detail and a colorwork rose on the cuff.
This pair of socks is knitted toe up.
The pattern is available for free below. Ad-free pdf-version is available on my Etsy shop.
S1 (S2, M1, M2, L)
56 (60, 64, 68, 72) sts
Finished measurements (unstretched)
Select size with approximately 0.8″ [2cm] of negative ease. Measure your foot circumference around the ball of the foot.
32 sts and 44 rows per 4 inches (10cm) in stockinette after blocking.
Fingering weight wool and nylon blend yarn. Yarn used in the sample:
MC: Louhittaren Luola Väinämöinen 437 yards / 400 meters / 100g, colour Hattara (256 yards / 236 m / 59g)
CC: Louhittaren Luola Väinämöinen 437 yards / 400 meters / 100g, colour Hempi (44 yards, 40m / 10g)
US 0 30″ [2mm 80cm] and US 1 30″ [2.25mm 80cm] or longer circular needles.
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.
MC: 437 yards [400 meters]
CC: 88 yards [80 meters]
of fingering weight wool and nylon blend yarn.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method, but can be adjusted for double pointed needles. If you are using the magic loop method I recommend making these socks one at a time because of the heel construction.
With smaller needles and MC CO 6 (8, 8, 8, 8) sts on each needle. You should now have a total of 12 (16, 16, 16, 16) sts. Sample uses Turkish cast-on method.
K one round.
Repeat round 1 a total of 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) times. You should now have a total of 28 (32, 32, 36, 36) sts.
Repeat rounds 2 & 1 a total of 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) times. You should now have a total of 56 (60, 64, 68, 72) sts.
Work in stockinette until the foot of your sock measures 2.5 (2.7, 2.9, 3.1, 3.3)″ [6.4, (6.8, 7.3, 7.7, 8.2) cm] less than desired length.
Knit until you are at the beginning of Needle 2.
The following rows are worked flat.
Repeat rows 3 & 4 once more.
On the following rows when you reach a double stitch knit it as if it was one stitch.
Row 7 (RS): mds, k to end of the Needle 2
Resume working in the round.
You should now have a total of 28 (30, 32, 34, 36) regular sts on Needle 1 and 56 (60, 64, 68, 72) regular sts on Needle 2.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until you are finished with row 35 on Chart A.
Repeat round 3 until Chart A is finished. You should now have a total of 56 (60, 64, 68, 72) sts.
Work in stockinette 1.6″ [4 cm] or until the leg of your sock measures 1.7″ [4.3 cm] less than desired length.
Work Colorwork Chart B according to your size, beginning at lower right corner. With MC work 2 more rows in stockinette.
Change back to smaller needles.
Work 10 rows (or desired length) of ribbing *(k1 tbl, p1) repeat from * to beginning of round. BO using some stretchy bind off method. Sample uses russian bind off.
Weave in ends and block your socks.
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