Hither & Yon Socks
These socks are the fifth sock featured in my eBook, Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks. You may buy the patterns as singles for $6 each, or for $20 you can buy the whole eBook and will receive all 9 designs (the 9th sock is exclusive to the eBook, not to be released as a single). To learn more before purchasing, watch my video.
The eBook is laid out in the style of my print books, with lots of illustrations, photos, charts, schematics, line-by-line instructions, and now for the first time, live video links. You can print just the pages needed for a pattern, or work beside a laptop or iPad (which also allows charts and images to be stretched so details pop).
The Hither & Yon Socks are an easy knit, even if you’ve never added beads to knitting before (I include a video tutorial). The stitch texture is equally beautiful without the beads, as you can see in the video, so do leave off the beads if you prefer. The socks shown here feature clear beads on the front (which take on the color of the yarn) and multi-color beads on the back (a surprise for passersby). You could, of course, use one color everywhere. You can choose the toe-up (page 2) or top-down (page 6) version. If you enjoy working two socks at a time on two circular needles or one long circular needle, instructions starting on page 8 will show you how to knit any Sweet Tomato Heel Socks two at a time.
Sizes: child’s sm (lg; woman’s sm, med, lg; man’s med, lg). Finished circumference: 51/2 (6; 7, 71/2, 8; 9, 10)” or 14 (15; 18, 19, 20; 23, 25) cm. To allow for stretch, these measurements are about 15% smaller than actual circumference just above ball of foot.
Beads suggested Beads: size 6 seed beads, about 40 (40; 50, 50, 50; 50, 70) clear, and about 40 in mixed colors; a size 0.60 - 0.85 mm steel crochet hook for adding beads, or a floss threader (instructions and video on page 7).