Autumn Field Socks by Kristen TenDyke

Autumn Field Socks

Knitting
September 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
7 1⁄4 (8, 8 3⁄4, 9 1⁄2)" / 18.5 (20.5, 22, 24) cm Foot Circumference
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Cozy, comfortable and pretty! With this pattern you can whip up some lacy socks or legwarmers to keep your calves (and feet) stylishly warm this winter. They’re perfect to wear alone or over boring regular socks to add extra warmth while curled up doing your favorite indoor winter activities.

The Autumn Field Socks (or legwarmers) are worked in DK-weight yarn, so they work up much faster than sock-weight yarn, but still have the familiar cuff-down construction of leg, heel flap, heel turn, gusset, foot, toe.

Techniques Used
• Knitting and purling on small-circumference needles (double-pointed, magic loop or whatever you prefer)
• Lace and cable stitch patterns from charts or written instructions
• Increase Stitches: yo
• Decrease Stitches: k2tog, p2tog, ssk, s2kp
• Right Twist (RT) and Left Twist (LT) cables (video links included)
• Knitting through the back loop
• Slipping stitches
• Tubular cast-on (video tutorial included)
• Tubular bind-off (for legwarmers; video tutorial included)
• Short-rows (for heel turn)
• Kitchener stitch (video tutorial included)

Pattern Includes
• 8 pages of tech-edited and pattern tested instructions.
• Sock and Legwarmer instructions
• Charted and written lace and cable pattern instructions
• Detailed written instructions for the sock/legwarmer construction
• Beautiful color photography
• Professional pattern layout

Skill Level
Intermediate

Finished Measurements
Foot Circumference: 7¼ (8, 8¾, 9½)“ / 18.5 (20.5, 22, 24) cm.
Calf Circumference: 12½ (13¼, 14, 14½)” / 32 (33.5, 35.5, 37) cm
Leg Length: 13” / 33 cm

Yarn
DK weight
(CYCA #3 Light)
About 390 (420, 450, 480) yards / 350 (380, 410, 440) meters.
Shown in: Ancient Arts Fibre’s Nettle Soft DK (68% Superwash Fine Merino, 32% nettle; 3.5 oz / 100 gram hank = approx 263 yards / 240 meters):
2 hanks for all sizes
Color Shown: Herbes de Provence.

Knitting Needles
Size US 4 / 3.5 mm: set of 5 double pointed (dpns), or size needed
to obtain gauge.
Size US 3 / 3.25 mm: set of 4 dpns, or one size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
Smooth contrasting-color waste yarn in the same weight as working yarn
removable markers
stitch holder or waste yarn (optional)
tapestry needle

Gauge
23 sts and 28 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch, with larger needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.