Checkers Socks by Mone Dräger

Checkers Socks

August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stranded pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
874 yards (799 m)
Women’s S, M, and L
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Take a classic checkered pattern to a new level!
These socks combine stranded colourwork with textured stitches both featuring a checkered pattern.

These socks are worked in modules. They are worked from the cuff down in a combination of working in the round and working flat in rows. The cuff is worked in the round, then the back of leg, heel, and sole are worked back and forth. To join the front of the sock to the back, stitches are picked up along one side of the sole and back of leg, then the front of leg and instep are worked from the cuff down in rows, joining the two halves while knitting. Lastly the toe is worked in the round.

Size and Measurements
Women’s S, M, and L to fit leg circumference 17.5 (19.5, 21.75) cm 6.75 (7.5, 8.5)”. Leg length including heel results in 21.75 (23.75, 25.5) cm 8.5 (9.25, 10)” when knit as given in the pattern, adjustable. Foot length is adjustable.

Two skeins of fingering weight yarn with a yardage of approximately 400 m (437 yds) per 100g in two contrasting colours
Used in the sample (4 pictures on top): Ella Rae Lace Merino in colourways ‘Deep Purple’ (MC) and ‘Mustard Green’ (CC); (pictures below): Cascade Yarns Heritage in ‘Italian Plum’ and ‘Primavera’

2.5 mm / US size 1 1/2 DPNs or circular needle(s) for your preferred way to knit in the round and flat in rows

2 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or waste yarn, darning needle, optional: crochet hook to pick up stitches

32 sts /44 rows = 10 cm/4” in Stockinette stitch, blocked
34 sts /44 rows = 10 cm/4” in stranded knitting, blocked