Doakes by Nataliya Guseva

Doakes

Knitting
September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
325 - 435 yards (297 - 398 m)
7½ (8, 8½, 9)” [19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm] foot circumference, 5¾ (5¾, 7¼, 7¼)” [14.5 (14.5, 18.5, 18.5) cm] leg length to heel flap
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Step to the head of the class! With their crisply modern cables, the Doakes socks are a stylish standout in Peerie’s smooth and springy Merino wool. Thoughtfully constructed to knit from cuff to toe, with a sturdy ribbed heel flap, short row heel and gusset shaping, in four sizes to fit most feet.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory include written as well as charted instructions.


Construction

  • Socks are worked circularly from cuff to toe. Features include a heel flap, slipped-stitch short row heel turn, gusset decreases, and a grafted toe.

Finished Dimensions

SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4)

  • 7½ (8, 8½, 9)” 19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm foot circumference, 5¾ (5¾, 7¼, 7¼)” 14.5 (14.5, 18.5, 18.5) cm leg length to heel flap

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Peerie — 100% American Merino Wool (210 yards/192 meters per 50 grams)

  • 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins
  • Photographed in colors Morel and Rainier (retired color)

Yardage

  • 325 (350, 410, 435) yards 297 (320, 375, 398) meters of fingering weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 32 stitches & 46 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking

Needles

One set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed

  • Suggested Size: 2.5 mm (US 1½)
  • One 32”/80 cm circular needle or two 24”/60 cm circular needles can be used instead of DPNs if using Magic Loop or Two Circulars method

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

German Twisted Cast On
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
Video — Cabling Without A Cable Needle
Reading Charts
Knitwear Care
Blocking 101

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate