Slay the dragon of the stash and drag those jewels of yarns out of your long-hoarded pile of sock yarn to knit this playful pair of socks. An easy to work pattern with only one colour worked at any one time creates a dazzling accessory for your precious feet.
Choose the size closest to your actual size. The pattern contains negative ease. Foot lengths are easily adjustable.
To fit actual foot sizes:
S:17.5/7 inches circumference and 23cm/9in in length
M: 20.5/ 8 in circumference and foot length 25.5cm/10in
L: 23cm/9 in circumference and foot length 28cm/11 in
For an XS/teen size follow the instructions for the S and the brief notes included.
2.25mm (US 1) needle or correct needle size to achieve gauge and a needle 1mm or 1-2 US sizes smaller for ribbing (if desired). Pattern is written for one needle magic loop, but you may substitute your preferred method of small circumference knitting.
32 sts over 10cm/4in in pattern & stockinette
Yarn and yardage:
Malabrigo sock, 1 skein each of Disfraz (main colour MC) and Fucsia (contrast colour CC) or the following amounts of sock weight yarn: S: MC 228yds/208m, CC 195yds/177m M: MC 297yds/270m, CC 253yds/230m L: MC 365yds/332m, CC 311yds/283m
Always allow extra yarn
Knitting in the round Increasing and decreasing Notions Tapestry needle to weave in ends and stitch marker or waste yarn to mark rounds, half rounds, and points for heel.