Cactus Flower Toe Up Sock by SLM Designs

Cactus Flower Toe Up Sock

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
Small, Medium
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Cactus Flower Toe Up Sock has a fun slip stitch pattern resembling flowers placed on instep and around the leg. A zig-zag slip stitch cable runs up the sides of the instep and leg. Toe, heel, and heel flap are knit in Eye of Partridge pattern. Directions include options for tapered or rounded toe, generic or calculated foot length, and stretchy or picot bind off. Heel turn incorporates Alice Yu’s shadow stitch technique for making twin stitches. Tutorials for techniques are included.

Yar: 100% superwash merino, 420 yds (384 m)/113 g, colorways Peanut Butter Argument and Kali.

DIFFICULTY - intermediate assuming sock knitting experience and ability to read charts.

SIZING - relaxed measurements
Small: 62 stitches, foot circumference 6 inches (15.2 cm), diagonal circumference from top of instep at ankle to bottom back of heel 8.5 inches (21.6 cm), shoe size US 6-7 ( EU 36-37).
Medium: 66 stitches, foot circumference 6.75 inches (17.1 cm), diagonal circumference from top of instep at ankle to bottom of heel 9 inches (22.9 cm), shoe size US 7.5-8.5 (EU 38-39).
Large: See modifications to pattern by Ela (M0onb3am): http://www.ravelry.com/projects/m0onb3am/cactus-flower-socks

Note: Relaxed sock measurements stretch 1.5-2” (3.8-5 cm). For more ease, size up or increase needle size.

MATERIALS
Yarn: Verdant Gryphon Eidos, 100% superwash merino, 420 yds (384 m)/113 g, colorway Peanut Butter Argument and Kali.
Needles: 2, circular needles, 24 inch (60 cm), size US 0 (2.00 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Other: Darning needle for weaving in ends, 3 closed stitch markers.

GAUGE
9 stitches, 13 rows per inch (3.5 stitches, 5.1 rows cm) with Size US 0 (2.00 mm) needles and fingering weight yarn in stockinette.