Candy Cane Socks by Knitting Expat Designs

Candy Cane Socks

Knitting
November 2018
Light Fingering ?
8 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
Pattern is written for 7 different sizes from 48sts - 80sts
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Its that time of year again and I’ve come to love this little tradition of releasing a Christmas/Holiday themed sock pattern each time the festive season comes by.

These socks are fun to knit and even though the traveling pattern means the repeats are long, the actual pattern itself is very intuitive after a few rounds and it feels like it just knits itself!

PLEASE NOTE - THIS PATTERN IS INCLUDED AS A BONUS FREE PATTERN WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE SEASONS SOCK CLUB, IF YOU PURCHASE THIS PATTERN INDIVIDUALLY AND LATER DECIDE TO PURCHASE THE CLUB THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT OFFERED OR REIMBURSEMENT OF THE COST OF THIS PATTERN.

What you will need:

Yarn – 100g Sock Yarn (approx. 365-400m / 400-440 yds) Sample knit in Fine Fish Yarns on the Core Sock base in the Joni Colourway (75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon).

Needles – 2.25mm or 2.5mm (US 1 or 1.5) on a Long cable for magic loop (I suggest 40” / 100cm for two at a time knitting).

Notions – Optional - A progress keeper to keep track of row count / pattern repeats (this can also work to mark the instep side of your work).

Gauge – Approx 8 sts/inch in stockinette

Size – Socks are sized in a XS (S / S-M / M / M-L / L / XL). Sizes are based on foot circumference and not length as you knit the sock as long as you need to in order to fit the recipient. Please also note that socks need to have about 1-2 inches (2.5-5cm) of negative ease in order to provide a nice snug fit around the foot without being too baggy. Further, socks will loosen up over time and with wear so personally I prefer a nice snug fit at the start to reduce this effect later.

  • 48sts - X Small for a foot circumference of approx. 6-7 inches
  • 56sts - Small for a foot circumference of approx. 8-9 inches
  • 60sts - Small/Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 8.5-9.5 inches
  • 64sts - Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 9-10 inches
  • 68sts - Medium/Large for a foot circumference of approx. 9.5-10.5 inches
  • 72sts - Large for a foot circumference of approx. 10-11 inches
  • 80sts - X Large for a foot circumference of approx. 11-12 inches

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Note about Instructions:

• Instructions are shown as XS (S/S-M/M/M-L/L/XL) throughout the pattern, where stitch counts vary.

• I knit my socks using the Magic Loop method, however; the pattern can be adapted to use DPN’s or 9 inch Circulars or your preferred method for knitting socks.

• Instructions are provided for both Cuff Down and Toe Up. The Cuff Down method is first, followed by Toe Up instructions. A general outline of the sock construction is first provided followed by the stitch pattern to be used for the leg and foot.

• At the end of the pattern you will find the generic instructions for the German Short Row Heel which is worked exactly the same way for both Toe Up and Cuff Down socks.

• To work the GSR heel in Garter Stitch you will just need to knit every row rather than purl the wrong side rows.

• The Modified Heel Flap Adjustment (MHFA) instructions can be found as a separate PDF download along with this pattern. This was done to reduce the file size of this pattern.