Anjou Pear Socks DK by Cori Eichelberger

Anjou Pear Socks DK

December 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Tweed Stitch Rib
US 4 - 3.5 mm
240 - 420 yards (219 - 384 m)
SIZES: Adult S (M, L, XL) - Cuff/Leg/Foot circumference 8 (9, 10, 11)”/ 20.5 (23 25.5, 28) cm
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A Collaboration with Suburban Stitcher Yarns- available here: SS website

I am a fan of a bright sock. They’re bold. -Matt Smith, English actor

Several years ago, I saw more tweed yarn available from Indie Dyers at shows around the US, but it wasn’t as common to find bright colored tweed. Until I saw some at Rhinebeck and bought several bright colors. Now years later, I have fallen down the DK Tweed rabbit hole and designed these socks as a collaboration with Dianne of Suburban Stitcher yarns and thought I should also include fingering weight socks as well. Named for Pears as this collection resembles the lovely colors of a variety of pears but also because everyone loves a little play on words, especially a former English teacher. Thus, the Pears of Socks Collection. But please, choose some bright colored tweed yarn and cast on!

Pattern notes: Written for both DK and Fingering weight yarns, this collection includes ‘top-down’ socks, cast on at the cuff, then worked in the round on double pointed or circular needles to the heel. The Dutch heel flap is worked back and forth in rows, and then the heel is turned, stitches are picked up along the heel flap, and the work is joined in the round and decreased through a gusset. Each sock in this collection is embellished with an optional pear-shaped button, bead, or charm.

ERRATA: There is a mistake in stitch count after the heel turn, on page 4, Next Row. It has been corrected. (This should not have affected your ability to knit the sock.) 12/28/21

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Tech editing and graphic design by Jean Clement.

Test knitters were Beth Arner, Cheryl Bieber, Mary Buchan, Jean Gross, Marcy Laredo, Tiffany Scharff, and Kellyann Walker.

Photography by Boreal Studios Photography Anna Stauber. Model was Johanna Smith Hamilton.