Diamonds & Honey Socks by Maria Do Souto

Diamonds & Honey Socks

Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches = 1 inch
in Stocking stitch in Fair Isle pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Adult mid-calf socks in various sizes.
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This pattern includes directions for knitting various size adult socks, using sock (fingering) weight yarn.

2 skeins of Ancient Arts Socknato sock yarn (one main color and one in a contrasting color) should be sufficient to complete one pair of socks.

These socks are worked from the top down starting with a ribbed cuff. The leg and foot portion are charted and are worked using a stranded colorwork technique. The pattern includes instructions for a short-row heel and standard shaped toe which is finished using the Kitchener grafting stitch.

Please keep in mind that there are differences in the finished fabric characteristics for Fair Isle (stranded) socks:

  • The finished fabric is thicker and requires more yarn than basic single-stranded socks.
  • The finished fabric has less stretch ability, therefore gauge is extremely important for this project.
  • You may require larger needles and more cast on stitches compared to single-stranded socks, in order obtain the proper fit.

A Gauge Guide has been included in this pattern.