HOW TO MAKE… KNIT­TED SOCKS

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

Fy­berspates CoopKnits Socks Yeah!, 75% fine su­per­wash merino/25% ny­lon, 211m/231yd per 50g skein, one skein each in Sphene (104) (Yarn A) and Ruby (116) (Yarn B) 2.5mm (UK 12/13, US 1 ) set of five dou­ble­pointed knit­ting nee­dles, or 60cm (235/ 8") cir­cu­lar knit­ting nee­dle Two dif­fer­ent stitch mark­ers Yarn nee­dle

TEN­SION

32 sts and 44 rows in stock­ing stitch mea­sures 10 x 10cm (4 x 4")

ABBREVIATI­ONS (UK)

st(s) stitch(es) k knit p purl k2­tog knit 2 sts to­gether p2­tog purl 2 sts to­gether tbl through back loops st st stock­ing stitch (if knit­ting on straight nee­dles – knit one row, purl one re­peated. If knit­ting in the round – knit all rounds) sl1 slip on st from left nee­dle to right nee­dle with­out knit­ting it ssk slip one st, slip one st, knit slipped sts to­gether m1 make one st by knit­ting into the strand be­tween two sts RS right side WS wrong side

FIN­ISHED SIZE

To fit ladies UK size 3, 5 or 7. For in­ter­me­di­ate sizes, choose one size smaller and ad­just foot length where in­di­cated. The pat­tern is writ­ten for size 3, with vari­a­tions shown in brack­ets, in­creas­ing in or­der of size There aren’t many wardrobes that wouldn’t ben­e­fit from a cheeky flash of ex­tra colour via con­trast­ing toes and cuffs, so get in on the state­ment sock trend with this jazzy spring knit.

Do: keep hems high and show ‘em off in strappy heels. Don’t: let them lan­guish in your train­ers for­ever. Wallflow­ers they are not.

Pin­stripe pat­tern

The pin­stripe pat­tern is worked over the first 30 (30, 32) sts of the leg and foot as fol­lows: k2, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, k17 (17, 19), k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, k1

Sock (make two)

Each sock is worked in the round, start­ing at the top with the cuff, and work­ing down to the toes.

Cuff

Us­ing Yarn B, cast on 60 (60, 64) sts us­ing the Old Nor­we­gian Cast On method, spread the sts evenly over your nee­dles, and join in the round. Place a stitch marker to in­di­cate the be­gin­ning of the round. Round 1 *k1, p1; re­peat from * to end of round [60 (60, 64) sts] Round 2 *k1tbl, k1; re­peat from * to end of round Re­peat Round 2 un­til the cuff mea­sures 3cm (1 ")

Leg

Round 1 change to Yarn A and break off Yarn B, work Pin­stripe pat­tern, place an­other stitch marker, k to end of round Round 2 work Pin­stripe pat­tern be­tween the stitch mark­ers, k to end of round Re­peat Round 2 un­til work mea­sures 6cm (23/ 8") from cast on

Heel flap

Work Pin­stripe pat­tern to the sec­ond stitch marker, then work heel flap flat across 30 (30, 32) sts as fol­lows: Row 1 (RS) *sl1, k1; re­peat from * un­til you have worked 30 (30, 32) sts in to­tal, turn the work so the WS is fac­ing [30 (30, 32) sts] Row 2 ( WS) sl1, p to end, turn

Re­peat Rows 1 and 2 15 (15, 16) times in to­tal

Heel turn

Row 1 (RS) sl1, k19 (19, 20), ssk, turn Row 2 ( WS) sl1, p10, p2­tog, turn Row 3 sl1, k10, ssk, turn Row 4 sl1, p10, p2­tog, turn Re­peat Rows 3 and 4 8 (8, 9) times in to­tal 12 sts re­main on heel flap

Gus­set

Set up round sl1, k11, pick up 15 (15, 16) sts along the side of the heel flap, m1 by in­sert­ing the left nee­dle un­der the strand be­tween the sts, from front to back, then knit­ting through the back of this loop, work Pin­stripe pat­tern be­tween the first and sec­ond stitch mark­ers, m1 by in­sert­ing the left nee­dle un­der the strand be­tween the sts, from back to front, then knit­ting through the front of this loop, pick up 15 (15, 16) sts along the side of the heel flap, k to the first stitch marker [74 (74, 78) sts] Now con­tinue work­ing in the round Round 1 work Pin­stripe pat­tern be­tween the first and sec­ond stitch mark­ers, slip the sec­ond stitch marker, ssk, work to 2 sts be­fore the first marker, k2­tog [72 (72, 76) sts] Rounds 2 and 3 work Pin­stripe pat­tern be­tween the first and sec­ond stitch mark­ers, k to the end of round Re­peat th­ese three rounds un­til you have 30 (30, 32) sts be­tween the sec­ond and first stitch mark­ers [60 (60, 64) sts]

Foot

Round 1 work Pin­stripe pat­tern be­tween the first and sec­ond stitch mark­ers, k to end of round Re­peat Round 1 un­til the foot mea­sures 16 (17, 19)cm (63/ , (6¾, 8 7½)") from the back of the heel. Al­ter­na­tively, work foot un­til it is 4 (4, 5.5)cm (15/ , (15/ , 2¼)") shorter 8 8 than foot length

Toe

Change to Yarn B and break off Yarn A Round 1 *k1, ssk, k to 3 sts be­fore stitch marker, k2­tog, k1; re­peat from * once more [56 (56, 60) sts] Round 2 k to end of round Re­peat Rounds 1 and 2 7 (7, 8) times in to­tal [32 sts] Next round *k1, ssk, k to 3 sts be­fore stitch marker, k2­tog, k1; re­peat from * once more [28 sts] Re­peat this round un­til you have 12 sts left Graft the toe closed us­ing Kitch­ener stitch

Fin­ish­ing

Us­ing a yarn nee­dle, weave in any loose ends on both socks.

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