Shades and Shadows Socks (PDF Knitting Pattern)
Shades & Shadows is a powerful and moving instrumental tune by modern composer Peter Gundry. The ebb and flow of the melody are a perfect match for the lovely cables in this design.
What’s so special? The Shades and Shadows socks have a unique heel that’s very cushy.
The socks are worked toe-up beginning with a barn toe.
The instep is worked in a Bavarian twisted stitch cable pattern which begins with an opening V-shape while the sole is worked in Stockinette stitch (knit every round).
The gusset increases are worked at the sides of the sole.
The heel is turned using a short row heel cap which means no picking up stitches.
The heel flap is worked in a slipped-stitch moss pattern; this pattern stitch is very compact and therefore is worked on larger needles.
The Bavarian twisted cable pattern continues from the instep on the front and back leg.
Lime green sample shown in Schachenmayr Regia 4-ply (75% virgin wool, 25% polyamide; 459yds / 420m per 100g) in Color 06626.
Cable stitch patterns are charted only.
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)“ / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
Finished foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)” / 21 (24, 25.5)cm.
Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: approx. 11” / 28cm.
370 (400, 430)yds / 338 (366, 393)m fingering / sock-weight yarn.
2.5mm / US1.5 for small circumference knitting or size required to obtain gauge.
3.25mm / US3.5 two DPN for heel flap only, or 3 sizes larger than gauge needle.
32 sts and 44 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, in the round, blocked, using gauge needle.
Stitch markers, 2 cable needles, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel; FirSprite.
Charting Software: Stitchmastery.
Test knit by: dragonxser, ekatja, ChloeandTeddy, susu2u, Cydiba, ladywulf, faeriepaw and junjunjun.
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