Heartgyle Socks by Julia Farwell-Clay

Heartgyle Socks

July 2019
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
462 yards (422 m)
To fit foot circumference: 20.5 (23, 25.5, 28) cm [8 (9, 10, 11) in]
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These pretty socks are the perfect summer project for learning intarsia in the round.

Julia’s Heartgyle Socks are the fifth project in Boost Your Knitting, a programme to help you grow your knitting skills.

You can purchase print copies of Boost Your Knitting from Purlescence (UK), Modern Daily Knitting (USA) and Strickmich (EU).

Small (Medium, Large, XL)
To fit foot circumference: 20.5 (23, 25.5, 28) cm [8 (9, 10, 11) in]
Actual foot circumference of sock (unstretched): 16 (18, 20.5, 23.5) cm [6¼ (7, 8, 9¼) in]
Length from cuff to top of heel: 17.5cm [7in]
Foot length and leg height are both fully adjustable within the pattern. Finished sock measures 0.5cm [¼in] less than actual foot length to ensure a good fit.

Coop Knits Socks Yeah! 4ply (4ply / fingering weight; 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 212m per 50g skein)
Yarn A: Larimar (119); 2 x 50g skeins
Yarn B: Topaz (113); 1 x 50g skein
Yarn C: Ruby (116); 1 x 50g skein

2 sets 2.5mm [US 1.5] circular needles for Judy’s Magic Cast On
1 set 2.5mm [US 1.5] double-pointed needles or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round, or size to match tension
Small quantity of smooth 4ply waste yarn for afterthought heel
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

36 sts and 48 rounds to 10cm [4in] over stocking stitch in the round and worked flat, after washing and blocking

These socks are cast on at the toe using Judy’s Magic Cast On, before increases are worked to reach the required foot circumference. The foot is worked before adding a section of waste yarn stitches for the heel. The leg is worked until the desired length before inserting the heartgyle intarsia chart using the intarsia in the round technique. The leg is completed to desired length before rib cuff is knitted and the stitches are cast off. An afterthought heel is then added to complete the socks.

Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found within this book:
Intarsia in the round
Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found in the ebook file, Extras: July:
Intarsia joins

The following video tutorials can be found on our website:
Intarsia in the round
Judy’s Magic Cast On
Afterthought heel
Sewn cast-off