New York Socks
Join me on this journey as we make our way around the world through sock patterns inspired by some of my favourite Cities!
A Bit About This Pattern:
When designing the New York Sock pattern I really wanted to incorporate stitch patterns that invoked a feeling of the city with its tall sky scrapers and interesting architecture. I feel like that is pretty well encapsulated with the vertical lines of the twisted stitches while there is added interest and detail from diagonal moving lines throughout the pattern reflecting some of the unique architectural features at the tops of buildings like the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, as well as others around the city.
All in all I hope you will enjoy knitting these socks, they were a pleasure to knit and a good opportunity to really stretch your knitting muscles and practice some of the techniques we've covered in other months during this club.
Once the pattern is released for general sale it will be available with my PAY WHAT WORKS pricing structure. I have created THREE coupon codes so you can either purchase the pattern for full price, or with 20%, 40% or 60% discounts. I wanted to provide this pattern with a range of pricing options as I know not everyone can afford patterns at full cost. If you would like to support my channel and the work I am doing, and you have the means to do so then paying for this pattern at one of the higher price points is a great way to do that.
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What you will need:
• Yarn – 100g Sock Yarn (approx. 365-400m / 400-440 yds) Sample knit in Five Borough Yarns on the Classic Fingering base in the New York, NY colourway (75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon).
• Needles – 2.25mm on a long cable for magic loop (I suggest 40” / 100cm for two at a time knitting).
• Notions – Optional - A progress keeper to keep track of row count / pattern repeats (this can also work to mark the instep side of your work).
• Gauge – Approx 8 sts/inch in stockinette
• Size – Socks are sized in XS (S / S-M / M / M-L / L / XL). Sizes are based on foot circumference and not length as you knit the sock as long as you need to in order to fit the recipient. Please also note that socks need to have about 1-2 inches (2.5-5cm) of negative ease in order to provide a nice snug fit around the foot without being too baggy. Further, socks will loosen up over time and with wear so personally I prefer a nice snug fit at the start to reduce this effect later.
50 sts – X-Small for a foot circumference of approx. 6-7 inches
58 sts - Small for a foot circumference of approx. 8-9 inches
62 sts - Small/Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 8.5-9.5 inches
66 sts - Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 9-10 inches
70 sts - Medium/Large for a foot circumference of approx. 9.5-10.5 inches
74 sts - Large for a foot circumference of approx. 10-11 inches
82 sts – X-Large for a foot circumference of approx. 11-12 inches
Notes for Printing:
• Instructions for the Stitch Pattern are on Pages 4-10
• Instructions for Cuff Down are on Page 11
• Instructions for Toe Up are on Page 12
• German Short Row Heel instructions are on Page 13
• The Charts and the Modified Heel Flap Adjustment instructions are in separate PDF files that can be found with this pattern in your Ravelry Library.
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Note about Instructions:
• Instructions are shown as 50 (58/62/66/70/74/82) throughout the pattern, where stitch counts vary.
• I knit my socks using the Magic Loop method, however; the pattern can be adapted to use DPN’s or 9 inch Circulars or your preferred method for knitting socks.
• Instructions are provided for both Cuff Down and Toe Up. The Cuff Down method is first, followed by Toe Up instructions. The stitch pattern being used for the leg and foot of the sock is first detailed below, followed by a general outline of the sock construction.
• At the end of the pattern you will find the generic instructions for the German Short Row Heel which is worked exactly the same way for both Toe Up and Cuff Down socks.
• To work the GSR heel in Garter Stitch you will just need to knit every row rather than purl the wrong side rows.
• The Modified Heel Flap Adjustment (MHFA) instructions can be found as a separate PDF download along with this pattern. This was done to reduce the file size of this pattern.