Cam's Camping Socks by Knitwise Design

Cam's Camping Socks

January 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
215 - 430 yards (197 - 393 m)
Adult and Teen sizes: S (M, L, XL) to fit foot circumferences of 8 (9, 10, 11) in/ 20.5 (23, 25.5, 28) cm. Designed with negative ease to fit snuggly. Foot length is completely adjustable.
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Nothing keeps your feet warm on a camping trip like heavy wool socks! This design adds interest to an often utilitarian heavy weight sock by incorporating a garter panel with traveling cable on the outside of each ribbed leg. Briggs and Little Tuffy is the perfect yarn for socks that will see heavy duty - it wears like iron! Please note that if you plan on substituting another yarn, the Tuffy is a very heavy worsted - Ravelry lists it as an aran weight. These socks knit up very quickly!

The pattern directions are written for a cuff down sock knit on 4 double point needles. The directions for the traveling stitch leg and foot patterns are given in both written and charted form. The entire pattern is 7 pages. Page 5 consists of only the written out stitch pattern directions for all sizes. The charts for sizes small and medium are on page 6, and the charts for sizes large and extra large are on page 7. So you may choose to print just the pages you need. Alternate toe decreasing directions, for those who prefer a wider toe, are given on Knitwise Design’s website.

This pattern is suitable for knitters who are comfortable knitting a basic sock in the round with double point needles and working simple cables. Like all patterns by Knitwise Design, it has been test knit and professionally tech edited to be clear and free of errors.

Sizes Available:
S (M, L, XL), to fit foot circumferences of 8 (9, 10, 11) in/ 20.5 (23, 25.5, 28) cm
A note on choosing size: Please choose your size by foot circumference, not your shoe size. All sizes can be knit to any shoe size length. A table of lengths for common shoe sizes is included in the pattern.

Finished Measurements:
Foot circumference: 6.5 (7.5, 8.25, 9) in/ 16.5 (19, 21, 22.75) cm with unstretched ribbing.
Foot length: adjustable for shoe size.
Leg length: 7.5 in/ 19cm in sizes S and M, and 8.25 in/ 21 cm in sizes L and XL.

18 sts and 29 rows/ 4 in/ 10cm worked in stockinette stitch in the round.

What You Need:
Briggs and Little “Tuffy” (80% pure wool, 20% nylon; 215 yds/ 196 m per 4 oz/ 113g skein); 2 (2 ,2, 2) skeins. Shown in color 92 - Blue Mix. Exact yardage used will depend on foot length knit. Size S, for a small shoe size, may need only 1 skein.
✦ One set of dpns in size required to obtain gauge. I used US #5/ 3.75mm. You may need a size or two above or below that. Be sure to do a swatch.
✦ 3 stitch markers, 1 cable needle