These stranded colourwork socks are knit toe-up, with a traditional flap and gusset, with a striped toe and corrugated ribbing.Sizes
- measured around midfoot
- Small - 7” (17.75cm)
- Medium - 8” (20.25cm)
- Large - 9” (22.75cm)
36 sts and 40 rounds = 4" (10cm) in colourwork in the roundYarn Requirements
100g/400m 4ply/fingering weight sock yarn. Any that gives gauge should be suitable.
In terms of the amount of yarn you need, for all sizes I would suggest 100g of main colour; for the contrast you should be fine with just 50g.
I used a solid Regia 4 ply sock yarn for the main colour, and a semi-solid from the fabulous indie dyers Life in the Long Grass (LITLG) for the contrast - its subtle variation, combined with a well contrasting solid, meant that the pattern still shows well. I would recommend staying with a solid for the main colour, but feel free to play around with your choice for the contrast.Needles and Notions
- 2.25mm (US1) circular needles, or dpns
- 2.75mm (US2) circular needles, or dpns
- stitch markers
- tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
The instructions for the construction of the socks are all written, the colourwork pattern is only charted.