Dave by Rachel Coopey


February 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
S, M, L
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I’d love to see your progress/finished socks in the Coop Knits group

Everybody knows a Dave, and everyone needs some plain Dave socks! These can be worked with either a heel flap or afterthought heel.

Yarn: Crafty Girl Merino Sock (100% superwash merino; 366m 400yds per 100g skein) 1 skein in Citrus

Small quantity of smooth 4ply waste yarn (for afterthought heel version only)

Needles: 2.5mm UK 13-12/US 1-2 80cm 32in circular needles or DPNs (or size needed to get correct tension) Stitch markers, Tapestry needle.

Tension: 36 sts and 50 rounds = 10cm 4in over st st

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
To fit foot circumference: 20.5 (23, 25.5) cm 8 (9, 10) in

Actual foot circumference of sock (unstretched): 18 (20.5, 23) cm 7 (8, 9) in

Length of leg to top of heel flap: 15cm 6in. Foot length is fully adjustable within the pattern.

The pattern gives instructions for a heel flap and an afterthought heel version of these socks. The heel flap version is shown in the photographs.