Carmanah Toe-Up Socks by Catherine Knutsson

Carmanah Toe-Up Socks

Knitting
May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 475 yards (320 - 434 m)
xs, s, m1, m2, l, xl (see pattern notes for stitch counts)
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The Carmanah socks are toe-up socks that use short rows to shape the heel turn. The socks feature an interesting stitch pattern that includes a double stitch, a bit of ribbing, a few slipped stitches, and a simple cross than can be worked with or without a cable needle. While this pattern is written for double point needles, it can easily be converted to whatever needles you like to use for your socks - small circumference circulars, Magic Loop, or two circular needles.

The sample socks are a size XL and were knit with Three Irish Girls’ Adorn Luxe in the Fresh Earth colourway. The sample socks comfortably fit a US men’s size 12 foot.

Sizes
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL)
To fit foot circumference of 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)“/16.5 (18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm
Total sock length (from toe to last heel turn row): 6.75 (8.25, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10)”/17.25 (21, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm
Note: Sock length is easily adjustable. They are designed to fit with 10 to 15% negative ease.
Stitch counts for sizes: 48 (54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Yarn Requirements
Approximately 350 (375, 400, 425, 450, 475) yards/320 (343, 366, 389, 411, 434) metres of fingering weight yarn

Needles
2.25 mm (US 1) double point knitting needles, set of 4
2.5 mm (US 1.5) double point knitting needles, set of 4
optional: cable needle

Notions
2 stitch markers
tapestry needle

Gauge
36 sts and 48 rnds = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) Stockinette stitch using smaller needles, blocked.
If necessary adjust needle size to achieve specified gauge.