Wrapped Rainbow Socks
Wrap your feet in a beautiful rainbow of awesomeness! DK weight makes these a quick knit and with eight sizes you’re bound to find one perfect for you! Use your favorite method for knitting in the round and follow your favorite instructions - charted or written out.
Tutorials for techniques that may be new to you are included.
Many thanks to my tech editor Mary E Rose and my test knitters aimeeRN and Elchkitty. Any remaining mistakes are mine.
• Schachenmayr Regia Perfect Rainbow Color 6-ply 375 m (383 yd) / 150 g (5.29 oz), 75 % wool, 25 % nylon), 1 ball in #2770 Rainbow. For the biggest sizes, you may want to have a second ball available.
• Or DK weight yarn of your choice
• Knitting needles, for your favorite method for knitting in the round, giving YOU the required gauge; a good starting point for swatching for a knitter with average tension is 3 - 3.5 mm (US 2.5 - 4)
• One extra dpn in the size you are knitting with or a little smaller, or a cable needle
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: One pattern repeat (28 sts and 24 rnds) is 8.5 cm (3.25”)wide and 8.5 cm (3.25”) high; 24 sts and 32 rnds = 10 cm (4”) in St st after blocking.
• Working in the round
• Twisted stitches
• Wrapping stitches
• Simple decreases
Size (finished leg and foot circumference)
To be worn with about 10 % negative ease
18.5 (20, 22, 23.5) 25 (27, 28.5, 30 cm / 7.5 (8, 8.75, 9.5 10 (10.75, 11.5, 12) inches
• The sock is worked in the round from the cuff down with a heart-shaped heel turn and a propeller toe. Substitute your favorite heel and toe if desired.
• Numbers for the different sizes are given as a (b, c, d) e (f, g, h). If only one number is given, it refers to all sizes.
• When using dpns, I recommend arranging the sts so that all the front leg / instep sts are on one needle.