Bethel Socks by Sarah Scully

Bethel Socks

by Sarah Scully
Knitting
October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Granite Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
300 - 425 yards (274 - 389 m)
Women's US 6 - Men's US 12
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Continuing with an exploration of texture that started with the Bethel Hat and Bethel Mitts, the Bethel Socks use a simple texture for a cozy, squishy fabric perfect for keeping your feet warm on a cold winter night.

The yarn is from Wing & A Prayer Farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont. From raising the fiber animals and working with a local mill, to dyeing each skein with natural plants that she grows in the dye garden, Tammy has created a beautiful and durable local sock yarn.

This is a great texture for the “special” skein of sock yarn in your stash. Suggested yarn substitutions are also given below.

Sizes Available:
Women’s US shoe size 6-7, 8-9, 10-11
Men’s US shoe size (8-9, 10-11, 12+)

Yarn Requirements:
Approximately 275 - 420 yards heavy fingering or light sport-weight yarn. Sample shown in Vermont Sock Yarn by Wing & A Prayer Farm, 375 yards per 100 grams, 80% wool; 20% nylon.

Suggested substitutions:
Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock, 400 yards / 113 grams; Ewetopia Fiber Mill Wisco Sock, 420 yards / 115 grams.

Tip: If you are on the edge of needing more yardage for the size you want to make, but don’t want to buy an entire extra skein, use some scrap yarn from your stash in a coordinating color to knit the heels, toes, and/or cuffs.

Techniques to explore:
German Twisted Cast-on
Garter stitch short-row heel (with wrap-and-turn)
Kitchener stitch
Links to videos for each technique are included in the pattern, along with detailed instructions.

Learn more about this pattern: Sarah discusses the Bethel Socks on our YouTube channel.