DRK Everyday Socks by Andrea Mowry

DRK Everyday Socks

December 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34.25 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in k2, p2 ribbing in the round, after blocking.
US 1 - 2.25 mm
84 - 530 yards (77 - 485 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8)[9, 10, 11]
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These are the socks I cast on again and again. The DRK (DreaReneeKnits) Socks are simple enough for an adventurous first time sock knitter, and available in 11 sizes so that you can make a pair for each member of your family and all of your friends! The ribbing helps to create a perfect fit and you can keep it interesting by adding in contrasting toes, heels, color blocks or stripes. (Which makes them great stash-busters!)

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8)(9, 10, 11)
To Fit:
Baby (Toddler, Children S, M, L)(Women - S, M, L)(Men - S, M, L)

4.25 (5.25, 5.25, 6, 6)(6, 7, 8)7, 8, 9”/10.5 (13, 13, 15.5, 15.5)(15.5, 18, 20)18, 20, 23 cm unstretched foot circumference
Recommended fit is 0.25-1”/1-2.5 cm of negative ease in circumference (when measured at the widest part of the foot).

These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

These are approx. for total yarn used per pair. Sock yarn can vary drastically from brand to brand and the amount will vary depending on foot length and if you decide to play with contrast heels, toes, stripes, etc. Thankfully, the ribbing of these socks makes them incredibly forgiving to slight variations in yarn thickness.

Fingering Weight
21 (35, 50, 56, 72)(75, 90, 108)96, 114, 133 g
84 (139, 199, 225, 288)(298, 361, 430)383, 454, 530 yds
77 (127, 182, 205, 264)(272, 330, 393)350, 415, 485 m

For Sample 1, I chose a merino/nylon self-striping yarn that kept the knitting really fun and also gave durability to the socks! I have worn my first pair for over a year now and they are still holding up great!
Sample 1 (contrast toe & heel style with self striping yarn) -
Gauge Dye Works 3-Ply Fingering: 80% superwash Merino, 20% nylon in Whiskey in a Teacup (115 g/426 yd/390 m) (multi)

For Sample 2, I played around with mixing bases - the Sylvia Sock is super soft, with a good amount of nylon for strength and I love the playful speckles! I paired it with a soft pink on the Sojourner sock base which is more rustic and just lovely!
Sample 2 (Stirrup Style) -
Birch Hollow Fibers Sylvia Sock (75% SW Merino/25% Nylon) in Curiosity (100 g/463 yds/424 m) (pale blue speckled)

Birch Hollow Fibers Sojourner Sock (60% Merino/30% Romney/10% Nylon) in Winter Blush (100 g/400 yds/365 m) (pale pink)

I also knit a 3rd sample out of my own handspun and it worked out beautifully! This pattern is really perfect for using up all those goodies in your stash, or treating yourself to that one skein of precious new yarn!

US 1/2.25 mm - 32”/80 cm circular for Magic Loop
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge.)

Removable/clip marker, tapestry needle, row counter (recommended) and scissors.

34.25 sts & 44 rnds = 4” / 10 cm
Measured over k2, p2 ribbing in the round, after blocking.

Turkish cast on
Fleegle heel - created by the amazing Susan Glinert Stevens!
Changing colors (if desired)
Binding Off