June 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
188 - 356 yards (172 - 326 m)
1 (2, 3) See sizing information below
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Anaell is my second design in collaboration with The Fibre Co., through their yarn support programme for indie designers. I feel grateful that I was able to work again with their beautiful sock yarn, Amble, this time in the Heathland colourway. The yarn has everything that a long-lasting sock needs: durability, softness, and flexibility, and it comes in so many beautiful colours. I highly recommend it for your next sock project!

These socks are knitted from the cuff down to the toe. They begin with the stretchy and not-so-common Picot Cast-On for a neat edge. The cuff is worked in 1x1 Twisted rib stitch for elasticity. The leg uses an easy-to-memorise and engaging lace pattern. The heel flap is worked in Stocking stitch to keep it thin enough for warmer weather. After decreasing to create the gusset, work the foot, then finish the socks with the no-graft Short, Medium or Long Round Toe.

Sizing information
1 (2, 3)

or to fit a circumference measurement at the ball of the foot of 19.75 (24.5, 28.5) cm / 8 (9.75, 11.5)”.

or to fit the following foot lengths (adjustable) (measured from the back of the heel to the tip of the toe): 21 (25.75, 29.75) cm / 8.5 (10.25, 12)”.

Finished leg circumference
17.5 (21.75, 26.25) cm / 7 (8.75, 10.5)” (Note: for a snug fit, the socks are intentionally 2.5 cm / 1” smaller than the wearer’s leg circumference).

Finished leg length (adjustable) (measured from the edge of the cuff to the bottom of the heel): 16.5 (17.5, 18.25) cm / 6.5 (6.75, 7.25)”.

Finished foot circumference
17.25 (22, 26) cm / 7 (8.75, 10.5)” (Note: for a snug fit, the socks are intentionally 2.5 cm / 1” smaller than the wearer’s foot circumference).

Finished foot length (adjustable) (measured from the back of the heel to the tip of the longest toe):
19.75 (24.5, 28.5) cm / 8 (9.75, 11.5)” (Note: for best fit, the socks are intentionally 1.25 cm / 0.5” shorter than the wearer’s foot. Take this into account if you adjust the foot length).

Sample in picture shown in size 2 with Medium Round Toe.

Yarn / Yardage
Yardage is calculated for working the Medium Round Toe and includes 15% of extra yarn. Please note that size and yardage will be affected when making any adjustments on the socks.

• 1 hank of The Fibre Co. Amble yarn, in colourway Heathland, 70% easy-wash merino wool,
20% easy-wash alpaca, 10% recycled nylon, approx 100 g / 3.5 oz / 325 m / 355 yds per hank;

or approx 172 (247, 325) m / 188 (270, 356) yds of fingering or sock weight yarn that gives you gauge.

• 32 sts and 44 rnds over Stocking stitch = 10 cm / 4”;
• 27.5 sts and 42.75 rnds over lace pattern = 10 cm / 4”.

Gauge swatches worked on size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 needles, in the round. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Measurements taken from flattened but unstretched fabrics, after blocking.

• 2 - 2.5 mm / US 0 -1.5, choose needle size to obtain gauge. Sample made using 2.5 mm (80 cm) / US 1.5 (32”) long circular needle, however choose the length according to your preference.
• 1 set of double-pointed ndls for the toe shaping, in the same size as your gauge-size needle.

8 removable stitch markers, row counter, blunt tapestry needle, scissors, sock blockers (not required but would be useful)

Techniques used
Picot Cast-On for 1x1 ribbing, knitting in the round, knit, knit through the back loop, purl, slip stitch, increases (kfb, yo), decreases (k2tog, p2tog, ssk, sl1-k2tog-psso), pick up and knit.

The pattern contains schematic, charts, written instructions, and links to my video tutorials. It has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.

If you are posting to Instagram then please use the hashtag #anaell or #anaellsocks and tag me @zsuzsanna_orthodoxou, so I can keep up with your projects!

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