Bear Paw Socks by Andrea Mowry

Bear Paw Socks

Knitting
November 2022
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over 2x2 ribbing, knit in the round, after blocking.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
60 - 863 yards (55 - 789 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8)[9, 10, 11]
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DETAILS
At the top of the request list the past few years has been a DK weight version of my most popular sock pattern - DRK Everyday Socks. I decided to jazz them up by marling yarns, but this pattern works equally as well with 2 strands of fingering weight held together, or sub in a single strand of DK! These socks are knit from the toe up and sized for the whole family!

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8)(9, 10, 11)

FINISHED FOOT CIRCUMFERENCE
4.5 (4.5, 5.75, 5.75, 5.75)(5.75, 7, 8.25)(7, 8.25, 9.5)”/11.5 (11.5, 14.5, 14.5, 14.5)(14.5, 18, 21)(18, 21, 24) cm unstretched foot circumference
Recommended fit is 0-1.25”/0-3 cm of negative ease in circumference (when measured at the widest part of the foot).

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make, as well as the length of the foot you are knitting for.

Fingering weight (2 strands held double)
31 (52, 74, 84, 107)(111, 135, 160)(143, 169, 198) g
135 (226, 324, 365, 468)(483, 587, 699)(621, 738, 863) yds
125 (207, 296, 334, 428)(442, 537, 639)(568, 675, 789) m

DK weight (single strand)
26 (44, 62, 70, 90)(93, 113, 134)(119, 142, 166) g
60 (100, 143, 162, 207)(214, 260, 309)(275, 326, 382) yds
55 (92, 131, 148, 190)(196, 237, 283)(251, 326, 382) m

SUGGESTED YARN
For these socks I chose a merino/yak yarn blend that is truly a treat for the feet! So soft and durable. The fingering weight base includes nylon, while the DK weight base has silk. Both are great at adding strength to the socks!

The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers
Bear Paw Sock (70% SW Merino/20% Yak/10% Nylon) 100 g/437 yds/400 m (2 contrasting strands held together to create a marled fabric)
MC - 1 skein Ranch Romance (blue)
CC - 1 skein Sunstone (clay)

Bear Paw DK (60% SW Merino, 20% Yak, 20% Silk) 100 g/231 yds/212 m (one color, one strand) - 1 (1, 1, 1, 1)(1, 2, 2)(2, 2, 2) skeins Chinook Winds (grey)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
US 4/3.5 mm - 32”/80 cm circular for Magic Loop (You can also use DPNs if you prefer!)

NOTIONS
Removable/clip marker, tapestry needle, row counter (recommended) and scissors.

GAUGE
25 sts & 38 rnds = 4” / 10 cm

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Turkish Cast On
Knitting
Purling
Marling yarn by holding 2 strands together (optional)
Increasing
Decreasing
Fleegle heel
Binding off

YARN SUBSTITUTION IDEAS
Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!