Snow Dancer Socks by Wendy Gaal

Snow Dancer Socks

Knitting
September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 375 yards (320 - 343 m)
Ladies Narrow, Medium, and Wide Widths. Foot length is established by the knitter.
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ERRATA In the original release of this pattern, there is a typo on Page 7: Right Toe, Narrow Width, Round 6. The TOF directions should read: K1, R-inc, k1, p1, k7, p1, k4, L-inc, k1.

This information is listed correctly in V2 of this pattern, which was released on 10/14/14.
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Sparkly snowflakes and blustery swirls adorn these socks designed to take away those wintery blues! Worked from the toe-up, this pattern lets you have fun with a unique bead attachment method that looks like embroidery, but is really worked into your knitting as you go.

This pattern is worked on recommended US Size 1 (2.25mm) needles. Directions are written for the DPN, Magic Loop, and Two Circular Needle methods, and are provided in text and chart formats.

The sample pair shown is made from our Designated Driver colorway.

Sizing: Three widths shown as: Narrow (Medium, Wide)

  • Narrow Width: 6.0 - 7.5 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • Medium Width: 7.5 - 9.5 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • Wide Width: 9.5 - 11 inch circumference at ball of foot
  • Foot length is determined by knitter.

Yarn Requirements: Approximately 350-375 yards of fingering weight yarn required.

Gauge: Approximately 32 sts = 4” in Stockinette Stitch.

Needles: US Size 1 (2.25 mm), circular method of choice.

Accessories: Stitch markers, a cable needle (or similar), and a blunt-tipped darning needle to weave in ends. For the beaded option: Size 06/0 beads (18 per snowflake) and a small (1.0mm) crochet hook and/or piece of wire for adding beads.

Kits Include:

  1. One skein of Sock-aholic® Tryg, Sock-aholic® Old No.8, or Sock-aholic® Sparkz in your choice of color as shown above. (Please note there is an additional $5 charge for Sock-aholic Sparkz.)
  2. Enough sparkly 06/0 Czechoslavakian glass seed beads for 10 beaded snowflakes (as shown in the photos).
  3. A commemorative snowflake stitch marker that is guaranteed not to melt!
  4. The Snow Dancer Sock Pattern by Wendy Gaal.

Yarn Choices:

Sock-aholic® Tryg is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft 3-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon. Each 100g skein contains approximately 410 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn is soft yet durable, has great stitch definition, and will be your new “Go To” sock yarn!!

Sock-aholic® Old No.8 is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft 8-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 90% Superwash Merino and 10% Nylon. Each 100g skein contains approximately 410 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn has a smooth and refined appearance, and will help you create elegant fingering weight projects.

Sock-aholic® Sparkz is dyed by hand at our brewery using a wonderfully soft and Sparkly! 3-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 63% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon, and 2% Polyester Glitz. Each 100g skein contains approximately 420 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn is soft yet durable, has great stitch definition, and is perfect for your most special projects and occasions!

Washing Instructions for all Sock Yarns: Hand washing in cool water is recommended to prolong the life of any hand-knit or hand-crocheted item. This yarn may also be gently machine washed in cool water. Roll in a towel to remove excess water (do not twist or wring), and lay flat to dry away from direct sunlight.