Sunberry socklet by Lynn DT Hershberger

Sunberry socklet

March 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (in the round, either one strand or stranded colorwork)
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
XS [S, M, L, XL] Ladies
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This pattern is available for free.

Get a kit of Yarn Hollow hand-dyed yarn for this design, with both socks primarily in Stormy Fuschia and accents in Single Malt. Click Here

(Please note: You must print both the pattern and the charts For Your Size to complete the design. Also note that the toe chart is started on the row which has the number of stitches that YOU are knitting for your size. In other words, if you are knitting the XS, even though the toe chart shows 16 stitches wide, you will start at the row which shows only 12 stitches.)

Sun-Speckled Socklets for the first blush of spring.

I’ve been designing Turkish-inspired socks for years. It’s true that they are traditionally knit from the toe up. However, I keep hearing myself explain that afterthought heels, common to Turkish sock knitting, can be inserted into both top-down and toe-up sock structures. It was time to design a top-down sock with a Turkish accent!

This top-down socklet features almost-matching toes and heels. The toe is shaped as a standard-decrease swirl. This variation on the Crystal Heel echoes its color and swirl patterning, but is shaped with facets to better fit your foot. Stranded colorwork adds reinforcement and style in the places socks can use it most.

Reverse colors on the second sock as I did, if you feel adventurous.