The Cortado Socks are a perfect balance of cushy, slightly heavier weight yarn and a relaxing easy to memorise pattern that makes them knit up in next to no time. If you are more familiar with knitting fingering weight socks then using DK will be a pleasant surprise.
These cosy cuff-down socks use a straightforward 4-round repeat that you will soon get the hang of, yet it looks more complicated than it actually is.
NEEDLES: 3.0mm circular needle for magic loop (the instructions are written for magic loop but are easily adaptable to other methods of small-circumference knitting)
YARN: 1 (2) x 100g DK yarn The Little Grey Girl, Coveny High Twist DK, 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon (243m)
GAUGE: 28 stitches and 38 rows = 10cm/4” in stocking stitch, blocked
SIZE: M (L): 20 (22.5)cm/8 (8.75”) circumference, designed to fit with approx 2cm/0.75” negative ease.
YARDAGE: 1 skein of yarn is sufficient for an adult pair of the smaller size (up to UK size 6). For larger socks you will need a second skein of yarn or approx 20-30g toning/contrast DK yarn for heels/toes.