Ali’s Sock by Sarah Opie

Ali’s Sock

September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 2 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
280 - 520 yards (256 - 475 m)
1, 2 (3, 4)
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Ali’s Sock is a meditative adventure in colourwork dedicated to Ali, the artist behind Explorer Knits + Fibres. Every other round is knit simply in one colour, for a break between each colourwork round. This helps create a smooth overall fabric, and a relaxing experience. The heel flap is worked using both colours, and the gusset decreases are placed on the bottom of the foot to provide a smooth pattern for the foot, and a hidden design detail on the bottom. There are two toe options, a patterned toe or a solid toe in either colour. The design will appear best if there is a high level of contrast between the two colours.

1, 2 (3, 4)

To Fit:
Size 1: child size (aged 10 - 13); European shoe size 35 - 37
Foot Circumference: 7 inches; 17.8 cm
Size 2: European shoe size 38 - 40
Foot Circumference: 8 inches; 20.3 cm
Size 3: European shoe size 41 - 43
Foot Circumference: 9 inches; 22.9 cm
Size 4: European shoe size 43 +
Foot Circumference: 10 inches; 25.4 cm

Note: rather than classify the sizes by gender, the sizes are according to measurements for foot circumference, the foot length will be knitted according to the shoe size or preferred fit

These are approximations based on test knitting, your yardage will depend on your gauge, size and yarn chosen

Fingering Weight Yarn
Colour A
180, 220 (260, 320) yards
165, 200 (240, 295) meters

Colour B
100, 120 (160, 200) yards
95, 110 (150, 185) meters

2.5mm (US SIZE 1.5) circular needles for Magic Loop
use size needed to obtain gauge

darning needle, to weave in ends
three stitch markers, to mark beginning of round
scissors, or other tool for breaking the yarn
optional: sock blockers and/or preferred blocking tools

17 sts x 23 rows = 2 inches / 5 cm square

Kitchener Stitch for closing toe
Magic Loop
Heel Flap
Knitting & Purling
Decreasing (K2TOG & SSK)
Stranded Colourwork

I would like to thank my testers for their time and skills, they have been integral to the design process. Thank you, testers! KnittingLizz, alinascalora, oneshoekatie, tastywench, laurhewitt, waterloggdartwrks, aliciapple, Meags22 & those who would prefer to remain uncredited ♥️