August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
390 yards (357 m)
Length: 9” (23 cm), midfoot: 7” (18 cm)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These socks were designed as a prize for additional category (hence “Surprise”) of “Sock Challenge Cup” contest.

One sock is worked cuff-down while the other is toe-up. Both have patterned arc-expansion area with modified square heel turn, and toe in pattern.

Techniques Used:

Semki means “sunflower seeds” in Russian and was contributed by Oksana.

Note 31-Oct-2017: Pattern update 1.06 available: On Cuff-down sock, it should be 39 stitches on Needle 1 after rearrangement for the heel turn. Thanks to tricoteka
31.10.2017: Выпущена версия 1.06: В носке от манжеты 3 вместе изн. заменяются изнаночной перед схемой верхней половины стопы и мыска, а не после. Спасибо tricoteka

Note 07-Oct-2017: Pattern update 1.05 available: On Cuff-down sock, after Round 92 of Arc-expansion it should be 128 sts (not 124). Thanks to spindleknitter, and also to Liliwinter for reminder.
Also improved some wording.

07.10.2017: Выпущена версия 1.05: В носке от манжеты после 92 ряда зоны подъема стопы должно быть 128 петель (а не 124). Спасибо spindleknitter, а также Liliwinter за напоминание.
Также уточнены некоторые формулировки.

Note 15-Dec-2014: Pattern update 1.04 available:
corrected Toe-up Arc Chart (thanks to locaknits).

15.12.2014: Выпущена версия 1.04: исправлена схема зоны подъема стопы для носков от мыска (спасибо locaknits).

Note 28-Jun-2014: Pattern update 1.03 available: corrected Cuff-down Arc Chart and Cuff-down Instep&Toe Chart (thanks to HavTwoKnit).
28.06.2014: Выпущена версия 1.03: исправлены схемы зоны подъема стопы, а также верхней половины стопы и мыска для носков от манжеты (спасибо HavTwoKnit).

Note 03-Oct-2013: Pattern update 1.02 available (instructions for Foot section of Toe-up sock should be read as follows:
Work sole in stockinette and instep in pattern as established to the end of Round 69.)
03.10.2013: Выпущена русская версия 1.02.

Thank you to my thoroughful test knitters: Oksana, Natalia, Revi.
Thank you to Revi for charts and help with tech editinig.
Thank you to Oksana for illustrations.
Thank you to Anna for photos.