One of my favorite things about tiramisu is all the layers—the sponge cake, the mascarpone, the chocolate. Those stripes look like striations of delicious sediment.
The textured stripes in this socks reminded me of the stripes in one of my favorite desserts. I knew what I had to name them. They’ve got lots of simple texture and an easy short-row heel that uses wrapless turns. You’ll be able to take these socks anywhere and work on them just about any time.
S, M, L
Finished sock dimensions: 7.5” (19 cm), 8.75” (22 cm), 10” (25.5 cm) circumference (Note: most people like their socks snug, so choose a finished sock size that is slightly smaller than your actual foot)
Fingering weight yarn, 300-380 yds (274-348 m)
Suggested yarn: The Wool Barn Cashmere Sock, 80% Superwash Extrafine Merino 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon, 100gr 383 yds (350m)
4” (10 cm) square = 32 stitches x 40 rows in stockinette
One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above
Suggested needle size: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
One stitch marker for beginning of round; optional additional markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Techniques: knitting through the back loop, wrapless short rows, increases, decreases, knitting in the round