Luna socks by Josephine & the seeds
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Luna socks

Knitting
January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
279 - 399 yards (255 - 365 m)
XS (S, M, L) - see notes below
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Worked partly in stockinette stitch and partly in a simple stranded colorwork pattern, these socks were created to add a pop of bright color to your outfit. The socks are worked from the cuff-down, with a standard heel flap (which can be easily replaced by your preferred method) and a bit of kitchener stitch to close the toes. This pattern is needle-neutral (to work with either DPNs or circular needles).

Sizes: XS (S, M, L)
Ankle and foot circumference: 6 ¾ (7 ¾, 8 ¾, 9 ¾) inches or 17.5 (20, 22.5, 25) cm, slightly stretched (for a nice fit, the socks should be worn with a little bit of negative ease, about 1/2” to 3/4’’ or 1 to 2 cm). The foot length is adjustable.

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn in two colors. Works best in solid or tonal yarns in contrasting colors or values. A gradient yarn for CC can gives great results too if all the shades contrast with MC.
MC: (light grey), approx. 170 (190, 220, 240) yards
or 155 (175, 200, 220) meters.
CC: (pink), approx. 110 (125, 145, 160) yards
or 100 (115, 130, 145) meters.

Needles: DPNs or circular needles size 2.25 mm (US 1) and 2.5 mm (US 1 ½) , or size to obtain gauge.
The way you knit stranded colorwork is very personal, you may need an additional needle size. To match St st worked with 2.5 mm (US 1 ½) needles, many knitters used a needle size between 2.75 mm and 3.25 mm (US 2 to 3) for stranded colorwork.

Materials: 3 markers (2+1 in a different color), 1 tapestry needle.

Skill level: Advanced