Clematis Socks by Mary Lukas

Clematis Socks

Knitting
May 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
200 - 230 yards (183 - 210 m)
1 (2,3) - which fits a foot circumference of (unstretched) 7.5 inches (8 inches, 8.5 inches) around.
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Spring always feels like it comes and goes so quickly here in Kentucky. The temperature drops from cold to nice, then back to cold, hot, nice, and finally sitting at hot and unbearably hot.

The Clematis Socks are inspired by the “queen of the climbers”, which is the Clematis flower.

This shortie sock is perfect for a quick Spring knit that you’ll be able to wear through summer. Since this is a quick knit, you’ll be able to get back to enjoying the beautiful but fleeting weather.

The pattern features a pair of mock cables that run through the center of your sock and has a quick 6-row repeat.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch using US 1 (2.25mm circular needles).

Sizing: 1 (2,3) - which fits a foot circumference of (unstretched) 7.5 inches (8 inches, 8.5 inches) around.

Yarn: This pattern calls for West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply which is a slightly thinner sock yarn with 437 yards 75% Wool, 25% Nylon and comes in 100-gram skeins.

Any lighter or skinny sock yarn with a good twist would work here. You’re not going to use a full 100 grams and might be able to make two pairs from one skein depending on gauge and cuff length.

Materials:

-US 1 (2.25) circular knitting needles (or size needed to get gauge), I recommend at least 32 inches (my preferred length). You can substitute -DPNs and 9-inch circulars for circulars as well and I’ll show you how.
100 grams of fingering weight sock yarn, but you will most likely not need the full skein for all sizes as these are a shorter sock.
-Stitch marker or locking stitch marker (optional)
-Ruler or measuring tape.
-Darning needle.
-Sock blockers to photograph your socks once you’re done! (optional).

Notes: This pattern is written for magic loop, but can easily be changed to DPNs. Use 2 needles for N1, and another 2 for N2. If you’re using 9-inch circulars, there will be notes throughout to guide you.