A pretty row of houses circles the calves in these stranded-color socks. They’re worked top-down with three colors of fingering weight/sock yarn.
Size: Adult Medium (64 stitches)
Finished Measurements: About 7.5 inches/19 cm foot circumference [will stretch to fit up to 9 inches/23 cm] and about 8.5 inches/22 cm foot length
Materials: --Main color (MC): 305 yds/280 m sock yarn; contrast color 1 (CC1): 24 yds/22 m sock yarn; contrast color 2 (CC2): 56 yds/52 m sock yarn. --US #1/2.25 mm set of 5 double-pointed needles (for lower leg and foot) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE --US 2/2.75 mm set of 5 double-pointed needles (for colorwork) --Stitch marker, tapestry needle
Gauge: 16 sts/22 rnds = 2”/5 cm in stockinette stitch on smaller needles
Notes: --This top-down sock pattern is written for four double-pointed needles, but other methods, such as Magic Loop, may be used instead. --The toes are grafted using kitchener stitch; complete instructions are provided in the pattern. --For a smaller size, try using smaller needles and/or light fingering weight yarn. For a larger size, substitute sportweight yarn and larger needles.
Level of difficulty: Intermediate. This pattern is a good introduction to stranded-color knitting. No more than two colors are used in any round.
Pattern instructions: The colorwork motif is provided in a chart only. The rest of the pattern is written.
NOTE: This listing is for a knitting pattern PDF with instructions for how to knit the socks. It is NOT for the socks themselves.
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