Your Cart

Sweetshop socks

On Sale
$4.99
$4.99
Added to cart
“Flour and yolk and cream are all coarse- of the earth. But sugar and air and vanilla are elements of the firmament. Avis used to tell her kids: Sweets should be an evanescence, cakes and pies represent minutes, cookies and milles-feuilles are seconds, meringues are moments.”
― Diana Abu-Jaber, Birds of Paradise

This is a pattern for a pair of socks. Each is worked in the round, but for the heel which is worked flat.

Sweetshop Socks are worked from the cuff down and using the stranded colourwork technique. The heel uses the French heel technique, working a flap and then working short rows to turn the heel. Once the heel, foot, and toe are worked, the toe is then closed by grafting.

3 colours are listed, but you may mix and match as you like over the simple patterning.
Shetland 4ply yarns from Gathered Sheep Yarns!

yarn:
Shetland 4ply by Gathered Sheep Yarns; Fingering; 100% Pure Shetland Wool; 233yds (213m) / 55g
approximate yarn amounts:
MC - 25 (30) g; 106 (127) yds/97 (117) m
CC1 - 15 (20) g; 64 (85) yds/58 (78) m
CC2 - 20 (25) g; 85 (106) yds/78 (97) m
needles:
2.0mm (us no 0) DPNs 6in/15cm; set of 5
2.25mm (us no 1) DPNs 6in/15cm; set of 5
gauge: 36 sts x 32 rows = 4in/10cm
measured over stranded stockinette on larger needles
Some knitters work stranded and single-coloured at different gauges. Change needles, as needed, to keep gauge the same throughout.
approximate finished size:
circumference - 8 (9.25) n/ 20.5 (23.5) cm
length from heel to toe - 9.25 (10.75) in/ 23.5 (27.5) cm
additional tools:
needle to weave in ends, st marker, st holder/waste yarn or needle to hold sts whilst working heel

Sample socks use:
(socks behind)
MC - Rspberry
CC1 - Golden Ring
CC2 - Summer Evening

(socks in front)
MC - Peony
CC1 - Green Caterpillar
CC2 - The Crimson Dahlia
You will get a PDF (1MB) file

Ice Ribbons mitts

$5.99

Woolly Accomplices hat and muffatees set

$6.99

Willowherb mitts

$5.99

Tiger Spirit muffatees

$5.99

Stellar Parallx tammy & mitts

$6.99

life of the crystal arm warmers

$4.99

Psithurism hat & mitts

$6.99

Chrysanthemums set: tammy, beanie, mittens, and mitts

$6.99

Unbound mitts

$5.99

Ice Ribbons leg warmers

$5.99