Eisern by General Hogbuffer


March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
s, m, l
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This is the March Mystery Sock (or MOCK) for the Sock Knitters Anonymous group. It will be relased in 4 installments as follows:

Clue1: 1 March
Clue2: 8 March
Clue3: 15 March
Clue4: 22 March

This sock does NOT feature an alternative or unusual construction, as this was not explicitly given as the theme for the month, and I didn’t want to exclude anyone that may prefer to just knit a nice, regular sock.


You will need two colours of sock yarn with a strong contrast. My original sample used a very light stone colour as a main with a dark charcoal as the contrast, but feel free to follow your personal
preference. In my personal opinion, this is unlikely to work well with a very strong variegation or a self striping yarn, but I have been proven wrong before…

You will need about 100 gr for the main colour (MC) and around 30 gr for the contrast (CC). However, if you prefer to switch MC and CC on each sock and work opposites, you should be ok with 50 gr of each colour, unless you are working a very large sock.

You will need needles in two consecutive sizes: the size that you would be most happy to knit your chosen yarn with in a normal sock (I used 2.5 mm) and then one size bigger (I used 2.75 mm). There is scope here to adjust to your personal preference and to fine-tune the size of the finished sock, use what works best for you.