It’s not often I let my husband help choose the name for my patterns, but this time I think he was right - this pattern does look like train tracks!
These socks are knit toe-up, with a traditional flap and gusset, and the colours for the pattern inverted on the sole..Sizes
- measured around midfoot
- Small - 7” (17.75cm)
- Medium - 8” (20.25cm)
- Large - 9” (22.75cm)
36 sts and 40 rounds = 4" (10cm) in stocking stitch AND colourwork, both in the roundYarn Requirements
4ply/fingering weight sock yarn. Any that gives gauge should be suitable.
In terms of the amount of yarn you need, for all sizes I would suggest 100g of main colour; for the contrast you should be fine with just 50g.
I used a semi-solid from the fabulous indie dyers Life in the Long Grass (LITLG) for the main colour - the large colour blocks mean that the variation won’t overwhelm the pattern. For the contrast I used Artesano Definition sock yarn, but any solid sock yarn would work well.Needles and Notions
- 2.25mm (US1) circular needles, or dpns
- 2.75mm (US2) circular needles, or dpns
- stitch markers
- tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
The instructions for the construction of the socks are all written, the colourwork pattern is only charted.