Color-block Holiday Sock 2016 by SLM Designs

Color-block Holiday Sock 2016

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12.5 rows = 1 inch
in 10.5 stitches per inch; 27 stitches per cm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
2.25 mm (B)
400 - 460 yards (366 - 421 m)
s, m, l
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This sock may be just right for knitting during busy times or while traveling. The pattern works up fast, is easily memorized, and if you can read your knitting, can be worked intermittently without needing chart.

Sock is worked toe-up, has a short-row heel with mini-gusset and mini-flap. Lacework on instep and around leg is easy enough for a beginning lace knitter, and can be sparkled up with beads if wanted.

Color choices are endless. Pattern includes brief directions for adjusting sock length and options for toe styles and heel stitch patterns. Links to tutorials are included for most techniques that might be new. Lacework pattern is charted.

Sock in picture is size medium and fits foot with circumference at ball of foot of 8.75 inches (22.2 cm). The sample sock leg length from bottom of heel to top of cuff is 8.25 inches (21 cm). Toe and cuff each measure about (~) 2.25 inches (5.7 cm).

Sizing - Choose sock size based on your actual foot measurement.
S (M, L) to fit actual ball of foot circumference (excluding bunions) of ~8 (9, 9.5)“, 20 (23, 24) cm.

Total stitches 60 (68, 74).
Pattern as written has ~20% negative ease with snug fit.

Gauge
~ 9 stitches, 12.5 rows per inch (36 stitches, 50 rows per 10 cm) in the round in stockinette;
10.5 stitches per inch (27 stitches per cm) in pattern in round.

If your gauge is 1/2 stitch fewer or more than pattern gauge, your sock circumference will be 1/3 to 1/2 inch larger or smaller, respectively, than sample.

Recommended Yarn
~ Fingering weight (16WPI) sock yarn total amount of ~ 400-460 yds/ 100 g:
Color 1 (CC1) toe, heel, cuff ~50 g,
Color 2 (CC2), seed stitch band ~ 11 yds,
Color 3 (MC) ~ 50 g, depending on sock size and leg length made.

Recommended Needle Size
US 0 (2.0 mm) circular needles or size to obtain gauge. Optional 2.25-2.5 mm needle for working leg or bind-off.

Pattern can be worked using Magic Loop, 2 circulars, or Double-points. Adjust directions to your needle choice.

Other tools: Three closed stitch markers, darning needle,
Optional tools: crochet hook for picot bind-off, 9 SIZE 08 beads for each tree you want to bead.