Cheering Socks by Helen Stewart

Cheering Socks

Knitting
November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
328 - 372 yards (300 - 340 m)
extra small, (small, medium, large)
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That bustle behind the door just before it’s thrown open in welcome. A melting hug. A mug of something warm and comforting. A glass of something cold and sparkling. The spicy scent of gingerbread wafting in from the kitchen. The rustle of wrapping paper and a gasp of surprise. Holiday cheer happens in these tiny moments. It lives in hospitality, generosity, and a heartfelt wish for happiness.

The Cheering Socks are inspired by the little moments of joy that punctuate the holiday season. Recalling memories of stockings hung by the chimney with care, the surprisingly simple cable and rib panel and fun contrast cuff, heel and toe bring a storybook style to the design. These fingering-weight socks feature a 1x1 twisted rib cuff and are finished with heel flap and gusset and round toe, but are easily adapted to your own favourite finishes. With four sizes in the pattern, it’s easy to achieve a cosy fit.

Size
X Small (Small, Medium, Large)

Finished Measurements
To fit approx. foot circumference of 6 (7, 8, 9)“ /15 (17.5, 20, 22.5) cm.

Yarn
MC:
Wren and Ollie Purist 100% Corriedale Merino Wool; 50g = 180m/196yds
X Small and Small
1 x 50g skein
Medium, Large
2 x 50g skeins
CC:
Wren and Ollie Purist 100% Corriedale Merino Wool; 50g = 180m/196yds 1 x 50g skein

Colourways:
Medium Sample is shown in
MC: Birch
CC: Coral

Large Sample is shown in
MC: Vanilla
CC: Feather

OR

Medium Size sample, foot length 26.7cm (10.5”) (UK8/US10/EUR42) used approximately
MC: 55g (198m/216yds) of fingering weight yarn
CC: 28g (101m/110yds) of fingering weight yarn

Large size sample foot length 26.7cm (10.5”) (UK8/US10/EUR42) used approximately
MC: 65g (234m/255yds) of fingering weight yarn
CC: 30g (108m/118yds) of fingering weight yarn

Needles
2.25mm (US 1), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) for magic loop method or DPNs if preferred

Notions
Cable needle
2 Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
32 sts/46 rounds = 10 cm (4”) in stockinette stitch