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Rainburst Socks Pattern (digital download)

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Rainburst Socks

A top-down sock that celebrates rainy days. The Rainburst Socks have a twisted rib cuff, easy-to-memorize stranded colorwork, and heel-flap-and-gusset construction. The rainbow stripes are a fun way to customize your socks.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4)

Finished circumference (unstretched):

6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 9.5)” / 16.5 (19, 21.5, 24) cm. Designed to fit with about .5” / 1 cm negative ease. Leg length: 5.75” / 14.5 cm

Yarn

MC: approx. 130 (160, 190, 230) yds / 120 (145, 175, 210) m of fingering weight yarn

CC1: approx. 125 (140, 160, 175) yds / 115 (130, 145, 160) m of fingering weight yarn

CC2, CC3, CC4: approx. 4 (5, 5, 6) yds / 4 (5, 5, 6) m of fingering weight yarn each

Yarn estimates are based on a sock foot length of 8.5 (9.5, 10.5, 11.5)”  / 22 (24, 27, 29) cm. You may need more or less yarn depending on foot length. For the best fit, knit socks .5” / 1 cm shorter than actual foot length.

Sample shown in Size 2 using Junkyarn Boss Sock (400 yds [365 m] / 100g; 80% superwash Merino, 20% nylon) in colors Morning Glory (MC), Jessica (CC1), Begonia (CC2), Highlighter (CC3), and Forsythia (CC4). Note: Sample is knit with CC1 held dominant.

Gauge

34 sts / 40 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette and colorwork chart, after blocking

Note: You may need to go up a needle size to achieve gauge for the colorwork section.

 
Needles and Notions

US Size 1 (2.25 mm) 9 (9, 12, 12)” circular needle OR size needed to achieve gauge

US Size 1 (2.25 mm) DPNs OR size needed to achieve gauge

Stitch markers (3), scrap yarn, tapestry needle
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