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Don't Ask Y Socks

Knitting
February 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in in St st (unblocked)
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
375 - 500 yards (343 - 457 m)
Small, (Medium, Large, X-Large)
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Toe up, unisex socks worked in medium to heavy fingering weight yarn. This Japanese stitch pattern has very minimal stretch and to compensate, extra stitches are added both during the heel turn and before working the heel flap.

Written to be worked on two circular needles, the pattern can easily be done on dpns or magic loop. The 14 page pattern includes both charts and written instructions.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: 375 (400, 400, 500) yards/ 343 (366, 366, 457) meters any MCN blend (Merino, Cashmere, Nylon) fingering weight yarn with 8 sts/inch.

Sample: Zen Yarn Garden ‘Serenity 20’, (400 yds/366 meters; 70% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4 oz/113 grams per skein) 1 (1, 1, 2) skein(s) in Toffee Crunch

Finished Sizes (after blocking):
Small, (Medium, Large, X-Large)
Circumference of foot - 6 (7, 8, 9) inches/15 (17.5 , 20 23) cm, unstretched
Fits up to – 8.5 (9.5, 10.5, 11.5) inches/21.6 (24 , 26.7 , 29.2) cm, stretched
Leg Length – 5.5”/14 cm, measured from end of heel flap

Other possible yarns:

  • Handmaiden Fine Yarns ‘Cashbah’, (355 yds/325 meters; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein).
  • The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Bugga’, (412 yds/377 meters; 70% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4 oz/113 grams per skein).
  • String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn ‘Caper Sock’, (400 yds/366 meters; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4 oz/113 grams per skein).
  • Indigodragonfly ‘MCN Sock’, (375 yds/343 meters; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein).
  • Creatively Dyed Yarn ‘Luxury’, (360 yds/329 meters; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4.44 oz, 126 grams per skein).
  • Tanis Fiber Arts ‘Purple Label Cashmere Sock’, (400 yds/366 meters; 70% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 4.06 oz/115 grams per skein).

Other Materials:

  • Stitch markers (2)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on chart - optional)
  • Tapestry needle

Skills Required:

  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Knitting in the round
  • Toe up sock construction
  • Short rows/wrap & turn
  • Lace
  • Following charts
  • Blocking

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern can be ordered from Shall We Knit?