These top-down socks feature three colors of fingering weight yarn. The checkered stripes are knit with alternating sections of garter stitch and slipped stitches. You can easily customize the length of the leg and foot by knitting more pattern repeats for a longer leg and foot or knit fewer pattern repeats for shorter sizes. The heel flap is knit in garter stitch and there is a nice and easy flow throughout the pattern. The instructions are written for three colors, but feel free to use as many colors as you like.
Sizes 1 [2, 3, 4, 5]
6 [7.5, 9, 10.5]′′ / 15 [19, 23, 27] cm leg and foot circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.
Size 3 shown on a US 13 / EU 47 size foot with an actual foot circumference of 10′′ / 25cm.
Socks are designed to fit an actual foot circumference of 7 [8.5, 10, 11.5]′′ / 18 [22, 25, 29]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, leg, and foot are easily customizable by knitting more pattern repeats for a longer leg or foot or fewer pattern repeats for a shorter leg or foot.
Yarn Fingering weight
Approximately 320 [380, 465, 660]yds / 292 [347, 516, 604]m total
Color A - 160 [200, 275, 320]yds / 146 [183, 251, 293]m Color B - 70 [80, 125, 150]yds / 64 [73, 114, 137]m Color C - 90 [100, 165, 190]yds / 82 [91, 151, 174]m
Yardage amounts may vary depending on the length of your leg and foot.
Color A (blue) is used for the Cuff, Heel, & Toe in addition to stripes in the leg and foot of the sock.
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. https://youtu.be/hpFHbHmrCcc
42 sts & 76 rnds = 4′′ / 10cm in slip stitch pattern after blocking 32 sts & 52 rnds = 4′′ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
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