Accented Socks by Mone Dräger

Accented Socks

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stranded pattern on larger needles
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
7 (8, 9)" foot circumference and 9.25 (10, 10.75)" long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable
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The Accented Socks are the perfect introduction to stranded knitting. The stitch pattern forms geometrical shapes, so it’s easy to keep your place in the chart. Also, they’re designed so that you never have to deal with a long float; the small pattern repeat keeps the yarns tidily lined up on the wrong side.

These socks are worked from the cuff down with a so-called mock short-row heel. This type of heel is worked with decreases and increases (by picking up stitches).

You can choose to work the stranded pattern either from charts or from written instructions.

Sizes
Women’s S, M and L to fit leg circumference 17.75 (20, 22.25) cm 7 (7.75, 8.75)”. Leg length results in 17.5 cm (7”) before the heel when knit as given in the pattern; adjustable. Foot length is adjustable.

Material
3 skeins of fingering weight yarn with a yardage of approximately 200 m (220 yds) per 50 g; two neutral colours with a good contrast for the main pattern (colours B and C) and one bright colour as the accent colour (colour A)
Used in the sample: Cascade Yarns Heritage (75% merino, 25% nylon; 400 m 437 yds per 100 g 3.5 oz): turquoise (blue; A), limestone (light grey; B), and charcoal (dark grey; C)

2.5 mm / US size 1 1/2 and 2.75 mm / US size 2 DPNs or circular needle(s) for your preferred way to knit in the round

2 stitch markers, darning needle

Gauge 36 sts and 42 rnds = 4” in stranded knitting on larger needles.