Colsie by Alicia Plummer


February 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
442 yards (404 m)
7 [8, 9] inches/cm foot circumference; intended to be worn with -1/-2.5 cm negative ease. Adjustable foot length.
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Come join us in the Plum Dandi group for a 5 week sockalong! These cozy socks are easy to memorize and full of texture, perfect for travel knitting! There will be multiple prizes as well as a few challenges, too!

Socks are cast on at the cuffs and worked from the top down seamlessly in the round. The heel is worked as a traditional heel flap, then the foot of the sock is also worked in the round down to the toes which are grafted closed with Kitchener Stitch.

As the plow rumbles by, all sounds are hushed and muffled, soaked up by the wet February snow. The storm started before sunrise and cloaks the sky in clouds of thick flakes, and even though there is no sun shining, inside is bright and illumed from the white world behind the panes. Heaters are blowing warm air through the building, book pages lay open. Warm and fluffy, the pale grey comforter beckons. The roads are too messy to travel on--only cocoa will meet this situation head on--and pajamas seem better suit than jeans. The richly textured socks beckon, wanting to languish in books all day.

Share your socks with us on social media! Use the hashtag #colsiesocks

Techniques to Adventure with:
- German Twisted Cast on
-knitting below
-cabling (with or without a needle!)
-kitchener stitch (grafting)
- wrap and turn short rows