Dubai Socks by Knitting Expat Designs

Dubai Socks

June 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
7 sock sizes included ranging from 48sts to 80sts
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The Dubai Socks are the fourth design for the Around The World in 8 Socks pattern club! Dubai is the first city we are visiting on this trip other than London where I have lived for a period of time. It was the first place abroad that my husband and I moved to when we left the UK, its where our cats joined our family and where I learned to knit. So for that and many other reasons it is a city that is near and dear to my heart.

Join me on this journey as we make our way around the world through sock patterns inspired by some of my favourite Cities!

A Bit About This Pattern:

The Dubai Sock pattern was heavily influenced by the sand dunes of the desert that make up such a large area of the UAE. The cables represent the undulating dunes that are ever changing by the wind blowing through and as soon as I knew I was doing a pair of socks inspired by Dubai I knew it had to be cables!


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What you will need:

• Yarn – 100g Sock Yarn (approx. 365-400m / 400-440 yds) Sample knit in Dubai Knits Yarn on the Luna base (100% Superwash Merino) in the Self Striping Colourway – A Creek Runs Through It (385m/400yds in 100gm). A contrasting Mini skein was used for the heels but this is optional

• Needles – 2.25mm on a long cable for magic loop (I suggest 40” / 100cm for two at a time knitting).

• Notions – Optional - A progress keeper to keep track of row count / pattern repeats (this can also work to mark the instep side of your work). Also Optional – A cable needle, the cables in this pattern can also be done without a cable needle.

• Gauge – Approx 8 sts/inch in stockinette

• Size – Socks are sized in XS (S / S-M / M / M-L / L / XL). Sizes are based on foot circumference and not length as you knit the sock as long as you need to in order to fit the recipient. Please also note that socks need to have about 1-2 inches (2.5-5cm) of negative ease in order to provide a nice snug fit around the foot without being too baggy. Further, socks will loosen up over time and with wear so personally I prefer a nice snug fit at the start to reduce this effect later.

48 sts – X-Small for a foot circumference of approx. 6-7 inches
56 sts - Small for a foot circumference of approx. 8-9 inches
60 sts - Small/Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 8.5-9.5 inches
64 sts - Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 9-10 inches
68 sts - Medium/Large for a foot circumference of approx. 9.5-10.5 inches
72 sts - Large for a foot circumference of approx. 10-11 inches
80 sts – X-Large for a foot circumference of approx. 11-12 inches

Notes for Printing:
• Instructions for the Stitch Pattern are on Pages 4-5
• Instructions for Cuff Down are on Page 6
• Instructions for Toe Up are on Page 7
• German Short Row Heel instructions are on Page 8
• Modified Heel Flap Adjustment instructions are in a separate PDF that can be found with this pattern in your Ravelry Library.

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Note about Instructions:

• Instructions are shown as 48 (56/60/64/68/72/80) throughout the pattern, where stitch counts vary.

• I knit my socks using the Magic Loop method, however; the pattern can be adapted to use DPN’s or 9 inch Circulars or your preferred method for knitting socks.

• Instructions are provided for both Cuff Down and Toe Up. The Cuff Down method is first, followed by Toe Up instructions. The stitch pattern being used for the leg and foot of the sock is first detailed below, followed by a general outline of the sock construction.

• At the end of the pattern you will find the generic instructions for the German Short Row Heel which is worked exactly the same way for both Toe Up and Cuff Down socks.

• To work the GSR heel in Garter Stitch you will just need to knit every row rather than purl the wrong side rows.

• The Modified Heel Flap Adjustment (MHFA) instructions can be found as a separate PDF download along with this pattern. This was done to reduce the file size of this pattern.