Glittering Snowscape Socks


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    • Choose three colors of yarn from light to dark and fade them together throughout the textured stitches of this top-down sock. These socks were inspired by my Glittering Snowscape Shawl, a delightful collage of eyelets and textured knit purl patterns. Life in the Long Grass’ High Twist Sock base produces crisp and lively stitches as you work some simple lace, ribbing, a fun Pillar Stitch technique, and several other simple stitch patterns. The heel features a garter stitch heel flap followed by gusset shaping. Instructions include notes to help customize your foot length. Treat your toes to this colorful collage of stitches!

    • Sizes 
      1 [2, 3, 4, 5]

      Finished Measurements 
      7 [8, 9, 10, 11]″ / 18 [20, 23, 25, 28]cm ankle and foot circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.

      Size 3 shown on a size US 13 / EU 47 size foot that has a 10.5″ / 27cm foot circumference. The photographed sock fits with 1.5″ / 4cm of negative ease.

      Socks are designed to fit an actual foot circumference of 8 [9, 10, 11, 12]″ / 20 [23, 25, 28, 30]cm. The socks are designed to fit with negative ease. Choose a size with a finished foot circumference measurement that is approximately 1″ / 2.5cm smaller than your actual foot circumference, so that the sock will fit nice and snug on your foot.

      The lengths of the cuff, ankle, and foot are easily customizable by knitting more textured pattern repeats for a longer ankle or foot or fewer textured pattern repeats for a shorter ankle or foot.

      Fingering weight

      Approximately 300 [350, 380, 400, 440]yds / 274 [320, 347, 366, 402]m total

      The sample used about an equal amount of yarn for all 3 colors. I recommend having a bit more than the total recommended yardage to give yourself more freedom with your faded color transitions.

      US 1 / 2.25mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

      Magic loop method is used for knitting in the rnd. Watch this Westknits video to assist with the Magic Loop technique.

      You can use DPNs if you prefer. Watch this Westknits video to assist with knitting with DPNs.

      3 stitch markers, tapestry needle

      32 sts & 50 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

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    • Life in the Long Grass High Twist Sock (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 400yds / 366m per 100g skein)

      Gold Socks
      Color A - Glitter (lightest)
      Color B - Chai
      Color C - Toffee (darkest)

      Blue Socks
      Color A - Flurry (lightest)
      Color B - Thaw
      Color C - Blue Ice (darkest)