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: 7-1/4 (9-1/2)"; adjustable length
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Coureur - the runner

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. Make them striped to match or have a mismatched pair where the stripe of one becomes the main color of the other or make them in a solid, the choice is yours.

Instructions for adjusting the length of the foot are provided.

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

Yarn:
• 220 (273) yds 201 (250)m DK weight yarn in MC
• 36 (45) yds 33 (41)m DK weight yarn in CC

Shown in Filatura di Crosa Zara Chine, color Silver (27) – MC and Zara, color Dark Periwinkle (1806) – CC

Needles & Notions:
• US 4 3.5mm needles*
or size to obtain gauge

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

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

Tech edited by Eleanor Dixon.

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