Coureur by Joan Forgione

Coureur

Knitting
August 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter rib (slightly stretched)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
350 yards (320 m)
Foot circumference: 7¼ (9½)" /18 (23.5)cm; adjustable length
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Want to knit some footwear that’s quick and simple but more than just another “vanilla” sock? Then Coureur is for you. Retro and unisex in style and reminiscent of the athletic footwear of the ‘70’s, these socks with their cool stripes and dead-simple variation on a rib, make a statement. Race through these in a DK-weight yarn. Matching stripes, different stripes, a mismatched pair where the stripe of one becomes the main color of the other or completely solid - so many possibilities, but the choice is yours.

Instructions for adjusting the length of the foot are provided.

Sizes
• Foot circumference: 7¼ (9½)” / 18 (23.5)cm
• Foot length: adjustable

Socks shown in smaller size on US 7½ M woman’s foot.

Yarn
Filatura Di Crosa Zara (Solid or Chine)
100% Merino
137 yds / 125m / 50g
• 2 balls (MC)
• 1 ball (CC)

Shown in colors Silver (MC) and Dark Periwinkle (CC)

Needles
• US 4 (3.5mm) needles*

*Double-pointed, 32” / 80cm circulars or two shorter circulars, as preferred, to work in the round.

Notions
• stitch markers (2)
• stitch holder or waste yarn
• tapestry needle

Gauge
• 22 sts and 36 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in garter rib (slightly stretched)

Skills Used
• knitting in the round
• picking up sts
• decreasing
• grafting

Special thanks to Missy Angus (myjewelthief) for generously allowing me to refer to her sock sizing chart.