These socks are knit top-down in the rnd with fingering weight sock yarn. The multi-color stripes are ideal for using leftover colors from your sock and shawl projects. Begin with 2x2 ribbing and continue striping your colors together with slipped stitches as you work with one color at a time. This project is a beginner-friendly colorwork pattern that you can easily customize by knitting more stripes for a longer leg and foot or knit fewer stripes for a shorter size.
Sizes 1 [2, 3, 4, 5]
Size 4 shown on a US 13 / EU 47 size foot with an actual foot circumference of 10″ / 25cm.
Finished Measurements 5 [6, 7, 9, 10]″ / 13 [15, 18, 23, 25]cm ankle and foot circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.
Socks are designed to fit an actual foot circumference of 6 [7, 8, 10, 11]″ / 15 [20, 23, 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 socks can stretch a bit more, so if you knit a size that is 2″ / 5cm smaller than your actual foot size, then the sock should still fit well with a tighter fit.
The lengths of the cuff, ankle, and foot are easily customizable by knitting more column stripes for a longer ankle and foot or fewer column stripes for a shorter ankle and foot.
Yarn Fingering weight
Yardage Approximately 360 [400, 440, 480, 540]yds / 329 [366, 402, 439, 494]m total
Needles US 1.5 / 2.5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length
Magic loop method is used for knitting in the rnd. You can use DPNs if you prefer.
Watch this Westknits video to assist with the Magic Loop technique. https://youtu.be/hpFHbHmrCcc
Notions 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle
Gauge 39 sts & 60 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in slip stitch column pattern after blocking 28 sts & 44 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
A variety of fingering weight sock yarns including Qing Fibre High Twist BFL, Undercover Otter Squirm Sock, La Bien Aimée Super Sock, & Mominoki Sock Fine 4ply