Flying Foxtail Socks


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    • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

      Choose two colors of fingering weight sock yarn to knit these top-down socks. The cuff begins with 1x1 ribbing followed by a beautifully flowing two-color brioche pattern. This meandering brioche motif flows down the leg and onto the top of the foot. The remaining part of the leg is knit in garter stitch. The bottom of the foot is knit in stockinette stitch for a comfortable smooth fabric. You can easily customize the length of the leg and foot to fit your foot size. Select your circumference with five sizes to choose from and cast on these elegant socks!

      All rights reserved. Pattern for personal use only.

    • Sizes 
      1 [2, 3, 4, 5]

      Finished Measurements 
      6 [7.5, 9, 10, 11.5]″ / 15 [19, 23, 25, 29]cm leg 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 sock fits with about 1.5″ / 4cm of negative ease.

      Socks are designed to fit an actual foot circumference of 7 [8.5, 10, 11, 12.5]″ / 18 [22, 25, 28, 32]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 or 1.5″ / 4cm 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.

      Fingering weight

      Approximately 340 [400, 460, 520, 580]yds / 311 [366, 421, 475, 530]m total
      MC - 212 [233, 290, 376, 490]yds / 194 [213, 265, 344, 448]m
      CC - 138 [144, 160, 176, 194]yds / 126 [132, 146, 161, 177]m

      US 0 / 2mm 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

      36 sts & 72 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking

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    • Mominoki Sock Fine 4ply (75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 437yds / 400m per 100g skein)

      MC - Abisko (light neutral)

      CC - Schwarzwald (dark green)