Dreamboat Socks by Shannon Squire

Dreamboat Socks

by Shannon Squire
Knitting
February 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
325 - 500 yards (297 - 457 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X), see notes below
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These toe-up socks are a dream to knit up, allowing you to showcase a rainbow or a dreamy colorful contrast. The German Short Row Heel is a dream to make and hugs your heel like woah. All in all, this whole project is a total dreamboat, from start to finish (especially if you settle in with a good show, cup of tea, and box of chocolate for the end-weaving party).

This pattern was originally published to support the Lots of Socks KAL, and on its featured day, all of the proceeds from the sales for were donated to Down Syndrome International.

Throughout the entire KAL promotion period, any socks designed by me or my fellow participating designers will be eligible to win prizes, donated by a gaggle of wonderful companies! Get more information about Lots of Socks here, and join the fun while making a difference!

YARN
Approximately 225-500 yds/206-457 m total fingering-weight yarn. Approximately 150-300 yds/137-274 m mc and 75-200 yds/69-183 m contrasting colors (cc). For the rainbow socks shown in size M, I used Knitted Wit Sock in Spectrespecs (mc) & a Sixlet of Smarties in a rainbow. For a list of the rainbow colors, check out the next column. For the 2-color socks shown also in size M, I used Carbon (mc) and Shan-Nasty (cc).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Extra-small (small, medium, large, extra-large): 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)“/18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm foot circ. Leg length is measured from top of heel and is completely customizable. In the socks shown, the Rainbow Socks have a 6.25”/16 cm leg, and the 2-color socks have a 4.75”/12 cm leg.

A big thanks to Knitted Wit for the yarn support (as always!), Stefan Lombard for the photography, and Lisa Beth Houchins of Meanest Mommy Knits for the Tech Editing!