This and That Toe Up Sock by SLM Designs

This and That Toe Up Sock

Knitting
January 2014
400 yds (366 m) fingering weight yarn; sample knit with [Gynx Socks, 100% superwash wool, 460 yds (420 m)/100g, color Princess].
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9.5 stitches and 13.5 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
Small-medium and medium-large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I fell in love with 2 lace work motifs and the whirlpool toe by Cat Bordhi and had to see what would happen when these design elements were combined. And so, the This and That Toe Up Sock was born.

A 4-stitch braided ribbing is worked up both sides, on the heel flap, and cuff. The instep and leg are worked in an easy YO lace work pattern which is great for beginning lace knitters. Directions include options for tapered or rounded whirlpool toe styles and generic or calculated foot length. This pattern is a quick knit and travels well.

Gauge is important to final size of sock, and due to the lace pattern, this sock has lots of stretch. So if you are between sizes, size down.

DIFFICULTY-Intermediate
Instructions are written from the perspective of a right-handed, English style knitter, and assumes the knitter has sock knitting experience including toe up construction, understands sock anatomy, and can read knitting charts. Modify directions as needed to accommodate your method of knitting and foot fitting requirements.

SIZING
Small-Medium: Shoe size US 7-8 (EU 36-38), 66 stitches, foot circumference 7.0 inches (17.8 cm) unstretched.
Medium-Large: Shoe size US 8-9 (EU 38-40), 72 stitches, foot circumference 7.5 inch (19.1 cm) unstretched.
Note: The sock fabric is very stretchy. For more negative ease, go down a size if in between.

MATERIALS
Yarn: Size Medium about 400 yds (366 m) fingering weight yarn; sample knit with Gynx Socks, 100% superwash wool, 460 yds (420 m)/100g, color Princess.
Needles: 2 circular needles, 16 inch (41 cm), size US 0 (2.00 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Other: Darning needle for weaving in ends, 4 closed stitch markers.

GAUGE
9.5 stitches, 13.5 rows per inch (2.54 cm) with Size US 0 (2.00 mm) needles and fingering weight yarn in stockinette stitch.