Man, Woman, or Child...these socks are for us all! These innovative low-cut socks expose a deeper, curved portion of the top of the foot and the ankle. This is why they look much more flattering on all sizes of ankles, since they do not visually cut the foot off horizontally, like most other hand-knit short socks. Because of the lower “décolleté” at the top section, they also have the advantage of being completely hidden when worn in shoes - making them the perfect secret ally in winter, keeping toes and feet still toasty warm without compromising style or the ubiquitous “no-sock” trend.
In this pattern a toe up construction with a gusseted heel is used: This method provides a good fit and the ability to check the length of the sock quickly and easily during knitting. It also presents the advantage of using up different bits of yarn; just weigh them first and half the amount to use in each sock!
Depending on if and how you intend to use 2 or more colors the amount for each color might be different. As a reference: Half of the total yarn amount was needed for both MC and CC in the pictured bi-colored models with MC heel.Different photo-tutorials are included, which explain some new way to work symmetric decreases at the heel.
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Lt. Fingering/Sock Weight
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: any sock yarn that meets gauge listed below 1 Skein of 50g, 230 yds
ALTERNATE YARN: Zauberball 100 by Schoppel Wolle (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/437 yds): 1 skein. This beautiful, self-striping yarn alleviates the need to add color changes. For matching socks, you will need to find the section where the second sock should start. 1 skein will make 2-3 pair of socks. Please note that this is a single ply yarn. (If you love the Zauberball colors but want a more durable yarn, contact us for Zauberball or Zauberball Crazy which both have nylon.)
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 25g/110 yds MINI): 1 mini skein Color A, 1 mini skein Color B. 2 minis will make 1 pair of socks
ALTERNATE YARN: 4-Ply Sock Yarn by Regia (75% Virgin Wool / 25% Polyamide; 100g/459yds): 1 skein Color A, 1 skein Color B. -OR- 1 skein in multis striped yarn. 1 skein will make 2-3 pair of socks.
SIZE: Child Small (Child Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: (Shoe / Foot sizes):
Child Small: Children’s 9-12= 6.5" foot circumference. 7" foot length.
Child Large: Children’s 1-4= 7.5" foot circumference. 8.25" foot length.
Adult Small: Women’s 5-7 / Men’s 4-6 = 8" foot circumference. 9.5" foot length.
Adult Medium: Women’s 8-10 / Men’s 7-9 = 9" foot circumference. 10.25" foot length.
Adult Large: Women’s 11-14 / Men’s 10-13 = 9.75" foot circumference. 11" foot length.
YARDAGE: 121 (150, 161, 183, 197) yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced - short rows & color changes throughout
NEEDLES: Size US 0 / 2.0mm Double Points (a total of 7 needed; 2 in Color A & 5 in Color B), or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle
GAUGE: 36 sts x 48 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch; measured un-stretched after light blocking)
Images courtesy of La Maison Rililie. Yarn images by Yarn Loop.