Juniper Socks by Helen Stewart

Juniper Socks

November 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
250 yards (229 m)
One size adjustable length
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The Juniper Socks were designed for wearing while traipsing over a carpet of pine needles in the snowy forest or just toasting your toes in front of a crackling open fire.

Made for yourself or for a lucky loved one, the cosy, unisex Juniper Socks knit up quickly, with a lovely textured rib stitch inspired by the beautifully rugged needles of a juniper bough, and a fun contrast colour toe and heel for a little traditional charm. If you’d like to add a little more colour, the ribbed cuff looks wonderful in a contrast, too! Knit from cushy DK yarn, these socks are a perfect way to stay warm when the cold winds blow. Imagine them tucked into your boots or just slipped on to cushion your feet from the chilly floor when you first wake up on a frosty morning.

This pattern is written in the Curious Handmade Percentage Checklist style™.

A chart for the textured pattern is included in this pattern.

Finished Measurements
Leg length 18cm (7”) from cuff to the start of the heel
Leg circumference 20.5cm (8”)
Foot circumference 20.5cm (8”)

Blacker Yarns Tamar DK 100% Pure New Wool;
220m/238yds per 100g skein
Colour A: 1 x 100g skein Colour: Ottery
Colour B: 1/4 x 100g skein Colour: Tresillian

The Large sample used approximately:
Colour A: 85g or 187m/202yds of DK weight yarn
Colour B: 20g or 44m/46.6yds of DK weight yarn

To knit an extra large size you may need a second skein
of Colour A or alternatively work the cuff in the contrast
colour B

2.75mm (US 2), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or
1–2 sizes smaller than the bigger needle) for magic loop
method or DPNs if preferred

3.25mm (US 3), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or
size to obtain gauge) for magic loop method or DPNs if

1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle