Antirrhinum socks by Rachel Coopey

Antirrhinum socks

July 2017
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
462 yards (422 m)
To fit foot circumference: 20.5 (23, 25.5) cm [8 (9, 10) in]
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This is the fifth pattern from A Year of Techniques - a collection of 12 patterns to teach you new knitting skills.

You can purchase print copies of A Year of Techniques from Purlescence (UK), Modern Daily Knitting (USA) and Strickmich (EU).

These cheerful socks, with their cheeky contrast toes, are a great introduction to a heel turn. Starting at the cuff with a twisted rib edging, the pattern then is worked in a simple lacy rib design. The heel is a classic heel flap and turn construction, and the pattern includes a photo tutorial on how to turn the heel, as well as stepwise instructions for picking up the stitches around the gusset.

The Antirrhinum socks are not available as a single pattern.

The knitalong thread for all your queries can be found here: July knitalong

Small (Medium, Large)
To fit foot circumference: 20.5 (23, 25.5) cm [8 (9, 10) in]
Actual foot circumference of sock (unstretched): 16.5 (18, 19.5) cm [6½
(7¼, 7¾) in]
Length of leg to top of heel flap: 15cm [6in]
Foot length is fully adjustable within the pattern. Finished sock measures 0.5cm [¼in] less than actual foot length to ensure a good fit.

Coop Knits Socks Yeah! (4ply weight; 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 212m per 50g skein)
Yarn A: Ruby (116); 2 x 50g skeins
Yarn B: Iolite (109); 1 x 50g skein

Needles and notions
1 set 2.5mm [US 1–2] circular needles, 80cm [32in] long or double-pointed needles, or size needed to get gauge
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

36 sts and 50 rounds to 10cm [4in] over st st using 2.5mm needles, after washing and blocking
44 sts and 50 rounds to 10cm [4in] over unstretched leg lace pattern using 2.5mm needles, after washing and blocking

Pattern notes
The charted stitch patterns are also given as full written instructions - simply follow the steps as indicated. This pair of socks is designed to be mirrored.

Video tutorial
Heel Turn