Alane socks by Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou

Alane socks

Knitting
April 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
295 - 360 yards (270 - 329 m)
1 (2, 3) See Sizing information below
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If you were to ask me which is my favourite sock design, I’d say…. it’s Alane.
I love everything about these socks, the beautiful and elastic cuff edge, the eye-catching and engaging Celtic stitch pattern, the Spiral toe, and the Anatomical heel that follows the shape of the heel exactly. The other bonus of this kind of heel is that you don’t have to pick up any stitches!!!!!!!!!!

In this pattern, you can learn or practice how to cast on using the beautiful, flexible Channel Island Cast-on technique for 1x1 ribbing, and how to create the not-so-common Anatomical heel and Spiral toe. The toe is gathered at the end, so there is no need for any pesky Kitchener stitch.

Pattern info

Sizing information
1 (2, 3)

  • or EU 36-37 (38-39, 40-41) / UK 3.5-4 (5-5.5, 6.5-7) / US 5.5-6 (6.5-7, 8-8.5). Shoe sizes above are based on the following foot lengths: 22.75 (24.25, 25.5) cm / 9 (9.5, 10)” (measured from the back of the heel to the tip of the longest toe).

  • or to fit a circumference measurement at the ball of the foot of 21.5 (23, 24.25) cm / 8.5 (9, 9.5)”.

Finished sock leg and foot circumferences
18.25 (19.5, 20.75) cm / 7.25 (7.75, 8.25)”

Finished sock leg length (adjustable)
22 (22.5, 23) cm / 8.75 (9, 9.25)” (measured from the edge of the cuff to the bottom of the heel).

Finished sock foot length (adjustable)
21.5 (23, 24.25) cm / 8.5 (9, 9.5)” (measured from the back of the heel to the tip of the longest toe)

Yarn / Yardage

  • 2 skeins of Lang Jawoll yarn, in Brick 83.0215 colourway, 75% superwash virgin wool, 25% nylon, approx. 50 g / 210 m / 230 yds per skein;
  • or approx. 270 (300, 328) m / 295 (328, 359) yds of fingering or sock weight yarn that gives you gauge. Yardage includes 15% of extra yarn. Please note that size and yardage will be affected when making any adjustments on the socks.

Needles
2.5 mm / US 1.5 or size needed to obtain gauge.
Sample made using 80 cm / 32” long circular needle, however choose the length according to your preference.

Notions

  • 4 removable stitch markers, one of them in a different colour or style from the others for marking the BOR.
  • row counter
  • blunt tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • sock blockers (not required but would be useful)

Skill level
Intermediate

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.

The pattern is available for In - Store Sales.

Enjoy ♡