Moderato is a toe up seed stitch sock with a guitar pattern knit in cabled relief across the instep. Instructions are written to be worked on a long circular needle with the magic loop technique, but you could knit these socks with two circulars or on double pointed needles.
Because the wraps can’t be seen easily in the seed stitch patterning, there is no need to pick up the wraps.
Errata: Pattern updated January 6, 2014.
Most recent version contains more rows of heel shaping for a more comfortable fit. On page two of the pattern, it contains this line: After turning, you will have 9 wrapped stitches on your right needle, and 10 unwrapped plus 9 (11, 13) wrapped sts on your left needle.
to fit foot 8 ½ (9 ½, 10 ½) inches / 21.5 (24, 26.5) cm circumference
to fit foot 9 (9 ½, 10) inches/ 23 (24, 25.5) cm long (may be adjusted)
2 balls Knit Picks Stroll Tweed
(65% Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Other;
231 yards / 50 grams): Rabbit Heather
OR 400 yards / 365 meters fingering weight yarn
Needles and Notions
US 0 (2.0 mm) circular needles long enough for magic loop technique, or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch markers (optional)
30 sts and 40 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked.
o Knitting in the round with circular needles using Magic Loop Technique
o Casting on with Turkish cast on or other figure 8 cast on
o Seed stitch
o Ribbing stitch
o Wrapping and turning
o Binding off with stretchy bind-off
o Working simple cables from chart (guitar motif is charted ONLY)
o Slipping stitches
Need help with some of the skills required? Question about the pattern or want to see a preview? Want to share your project? See the Moderato thread of Lisa Kereliuk Designs.