Korda Socks by Miriam L. Felton

Korda Socks

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette on larger needle
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
S[M, L] to t 7[8, 9] inch (17.75[20.25, 22.75]cm) foot circumferences. Negative ease is built in to the pattern.
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Worked from the cuff down, and featuring a flattering chevron design, these socks are all about the details. From the tubular cast-on start to a flap inspired by a silk stocking’s Cuban heel, to the chevron pattern continuing into the toe. These socks are sexy, feminine, and detailed just like Alberto Korda’s fashion photography of the 1950s & 60s.

These socks are knit in the round from the cuff down to the heel. Chart 3 begins the reinforced heel stitch that ows into the heel ap without interruption. The heel ap is then worked at. The heel is turned, and then stitches are picked up on the selvedge edges of the heel ap. Work is rejoined in the round and the gusset decreased. The foot is worked even until it measures approximately 1.752, 2.25 inches 4.55, 5.75cm short of total foot length and then the toe is decreased, continuing the chevron pattern into the toe space. Live stitches are then grafted together to close the toe using kitchener stitch.

Yarn: 300(350, 400) yards of ngering weight sock yarn. Sample in Mosaic Moon Med Twist MCN Fingering (80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon, 434 yds/3.5 oz). Shown in “Exhale”.
Gauge: 17 sts & 26 rounds = 2 inches (5cm) square in Stockinette in larger needle.
Notions: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Needles: 2.25mm (US1) & 2.0mm (US 0) needle(s) or size needed to obtain gauge. Use your preferred method for small circumference knitting: e.g. double points, magic loop or two-circulars.
Sizes: SM, L to t 7(8, 9) inch (17.75(20.25, 22.75)cm) foot circumferences. Negative ease is built in to the pattern.
Stitches Used: knit, purl, slipped stitches with yarn in front and in back, k2tog, yo, ssk, sl1 k2tog psso, use of markers.

Shown in size Medium on an 8 inch (20cm) foot.