Mandy's Heart Socks
Update: On 11 December, 2015, Mandy lost her fight with cancer. Going forward all proceeds from pattern sales will go to the Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds voor de Nederlandse Kankerbestrijding (Dutch cancer fund).
Updated 12 Nov. 2015: All proceeds from the sale of this pattern will go towards Mandy’s medical care. You can keep up with her on her blog (warning: explicit discussions about cancer).
Mandy’s Heart Socks are knit toe-up with a central heart cable pattern and stretchy fabric along the sides, gusset and back of leg.
This pattern compliments Mandy’s Heart Sweater, which uses the same stitch patterns in a worsted weight yarn. Check it out here.
This pattern contains charts WITHOUT written text instructions for the charted stitch patterns. There is full explanation for techniques and steps. There is a Key that explains all chart symbols.
Women’s 7.5 – 8.5 US, 38-40 EU
Foot circumference – 7.5” (19 cm) unstretched Length – 9” (23 cm) unstretched Leg circumference – 3 3⁄4 “ (9.5 cm) unstretched.
The fabric is stretchy enough to fit a wide range of widths. If a size larger is needed, use a larger needle size. For longer socks, lengthen after the gusset increases, continuing the patterns as charted.
1 skein (115g, 395 yards / 361 meters) Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, or other fingering weight yarn suitable for socks.
Finished socks in photos weigh 86 grams, 295 yards / 270 meters used.
US 1 / 2.25mm needles
Pattern is written for 2 circular needles. Your preferred sock knitting method can be substituted.
32 sts and 50 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch.
Chart C heart pattern = 1 1/4” wide and 2” tall (3.5cm wide and 5cm tall); width measured at widest part of the heart, row 30 of Chart C.