Moon Phase Socks by Mary Lukas

Moon Phase Socks

Knitting
October 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
1 (2,3) - which fits a foot circumference of (unstretched) 7.75 inches (8.25 inches, 8.75 inches) around.
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This is pattern #1 in the Enchanted Fall Sock Club.

Humanity has a long history with the moon. Every faith and culture watched the moon to determine celebrations and religious observances such as the Lunar New Year, Ramadan, and Advent. Shamans in Siberia thought the moon could bring them magical powers when they exposed themselves naked to moonlight, while the Aztecs thought the moon would bring death.

The Moon Phase Socks capture just a bit of that magic and feature five phases; the waxing crescent which is just after the new moon, the first quarter half moon, the full moon, the last quarter half moon, and the waning crescent moon which is the final sliver of light you see just before it gives way to the new moon.

sizing

1 (2,3) - which fits a foot circumference of (unstretched) 7.75 inches (8.25 inches, 8.75 inches) around.

yarn

This pattern would look great in semi-solid, solid, and tonal yarns. Speckled would work if it’s a muted speckle that won’t take away from the texture.

I suggest using a round yarn with a tight twist such as Three Irish Girls Springvale, Posh Yarn’s Elinor Sock, and Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash Fingering.

Sample Used: Wollmeise Pure - 100% Merino, 150g (you won’t need 150g of yarn for this pattern).

materials

-US 1 (2.25) circular knitting needles (or size needed to get gauge), I recommend at least 32 inches (my preferred length). You can substitute -DPNs and 9-inch circulars for circulars as well and I’ll show you how.
-100 grams of fingering weight sock yarn.
-Stitch marker or locking stitch marker (optional)
-Ruler or measuring tape.
-Darning needle.
-Sock blockers to photograph your socks once you’re done! (optional).

notes

This pattern is written for magic loop, but can easily be changed to DPNs. Use 2 needles for N1, and another 2 for N2. If you’re using 9-inch circulars, there will be notes throughout to guide you.