Simple Trekking Socks by Miriam L. Felton

Simple Trekking Socks

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 462 yards (366 - 422 m)
women's size 8.5
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These socks were designed to showcase the beautiful colors and subtle variegations of Trekking XXL sock yarn, but could be done beautifully in any subtly variegated yarn. The simple texture at cuff and toe gives a bit of interest for both the knitter and the wearer. The k2 p2 ribbing and the reinforced stitch on the heel flap give comfort and durability to the socks, making them great for hiking, walking, or any activity where your feet need extra protection.

Yarn: 1 100 gram skein of Trekking XXL sock yarn (462 yards). Color shown is 105.
Gauge: 18 sts and 22 rows per 2 square inches in stockinette stitch.
Needles: Set of 5 double points in US 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. A needle one or two sizes larger for casting on.
Finished Size: 7” from top of cuff to top of heel flap, 2.25” heel flap, 9.75” from back of heel to toe.
Techniques Used: knit, purl, k2tog, slipped stitches, ssk, knitting in the round.