The Kanoko Socks were designed for Making No. 3 / Dots, a collection of knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, embroidery and cooking projects. In Japanese, Kanoko means fawn or baby deer, and is a perfect metaphor to the lovely dots that adorn this pair of socks. The socks are knit from the top down and feature a square heel and a wedge toe.
Book Gift Set includes Making No. 3 / Dots (pattern inside) and full skein of MC with Mini skein approximately 60 yds of CC. Pattern Kit includes printed & pdf pattern, full skein MC with Mini Skein approximately 60 yds CC. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Skinny Sock by Spunky Electric (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/420yds): 1 Skein MC (Main Color) & 1 Mini in CC (Contrasting Color). Shown in Deep Night & Hi Ho Silver.
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 1 Skein MC & Mini Skein CC. These gorgeous kettle-dyed colors have a slight to distinct color variegation on superwash, super soft merino wool. Please note that this yarn is similar to Skinny Sock and does not contain any nylon so you may see wear in the heel and toe after continuous use. Please choose the following for a more durable sock.
ALTERNATE YARN: 4-Ply Sock Solids & Colors by Regia (75% Superwash Virgin Wool / 25% Polyamide: 100g/459yds): 1 Skein MC & 1 Mini Skein CC. Strong Polyamide, a type of nylon is added to this yarn to provide durability & extend the life of your socks. Regia is known for their sock yarns and are the only company that provide an extended guarantee on their yarns! Malabrigo Sock in Natural will be used for the mini skein with the Regia yarn.
SIZE: Women's size medium (adjust length accordingly by using more or less yarn to fit your foot)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Foot Circumference 8" x 9.5" heel to toe x 8" tall (heel to cuff)
YARDAGE: 270 yds MC & 45 yds CC
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
NEEDLES: Size US 1 / 2.5, US 2 / 3mm, & US 3 / 3.25mm Double Pointed needles or long circulars for magic loop method, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, Sock Blockers (Optional)
GAUGE: 30 sts x 36 rows = 4" in colorwork pattern on largest needles, after blocking. 32 sts x 42 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch on US 2 needle, after blocking
Sock images courtesy of Madder