Evergrey Socks by Susanna Winter
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Evergrey Socks

Knitting
January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round; 26 stitches and 46 rnds = 10 cm in Fallen Needles Rib, slightly stretched
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
361 - 437 yards (330 - 400 m)
Small (Large); see sizing information below
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Evergrey Socks were designed to match Evergrey Mitts. The beautiful twisted-stitches-and-lace stitch pattern reminded me of a forest floor covered in fallen needles. The lace pattern looks intricate but is quite intuitive to execute.

The socks are knitted from the toe up in the round using either DPNs or magic loop. The pattern features my favorite gusset-and-flap heel construction that doesn’t require picking up stitches. Instructions are provided to adjust the length of the foot and leg to your measurements and preferences. Right and left socks are mirror images of each other and can be worked two-at-a-time.

The socks are available in two sizes: 56 and 70 stitches. The twisted-stitch pattern is stretchy and foot hugging, giving a comfortable fit on a wide range of foot sizes.

The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for the lace pattern. The pattern assumes knowledge of some cast-on and bind-off method for toe-up socks as well as knowledge of working short rows using the wrap-and-turn method.



Yarn for this pattern was generously provided by Kässäkerho Pom Pom.


MATERIALS
Yarn

  • Kässäkerho Pom Pom Donegal Sock (85% merino, 15% dye-resistant nylon, 400 m/100 g), 1 skein in silver gray
  • or approx. 320 (400) m / 350 (440) yd of fingering-weight sock yarn

Look for a round, high-twist yarn with good stitch definition. This makes the twisted stitches pop.

Needles
2.5 mm / US 1½ DPNs or circular needle(s) for working small circumferences in the round (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Notions

  • Stitch markers: 1 locking, 2 closed (4 if working two-at-a-time)
  • Darning needle

SIZES

  • Small (Large)
  • 56 (70) sts

FINISHED SIZE

  • Foot and ankle circumference: 20.5 (25.5) cm / 8 (10)”
  • Foot length: 23 (26) cm / 9 (10¼)” or adjustable to fit
  • Leg length from cuff to top of heel flap: 15 (17.5) cm / 6 (7)” or adjustable to fit

Choose a size with approx. 10% (2.5 cm / 1”) negative ease.

TECHNIQUES USED
The pattern uses the following techniques: working small circumferences in the round using either DPNs or magic loop, twisted stitches and lace, short rows. Ability to work lace from chart is recommended but written instructions are also provided for the stitch pattern and patterned instep.

The pattern assumes knowledge of some cast-on and bind-off method for toe-up socks; references are given for a couple of alternatives. The pattern also assumes knowledge of working short rows using the wrap-and-turn method.

REFERENCES

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
A big thank-you to all my test knitters: Kaninkorva, Kerppa, knitwit010, MargiBorck, RakkaudellaTiina, and Tui!