Elephant Socks by Dawn Henderson

Elephant Socks

September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern, worked in round, post blocking
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
250 - 450 yards (229 - 411 m)
1 (2, 3)
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These socks are worked from the toe-up with a heel flap, gusset, and rounded heel. The heel construction is worked in the same order as it would be for a top-down sock, but the slipped- stitch heel flap is positioned under the bottom of the foot instead of behind the achilles area. The design finishes with a short twisted ribbed cuff, though all of the lengths are fully adjustable. Make a longer leg and longer cuff if you wish, or sub in your preferred cuff of choice if twisted ribbing isn’t your thing!

1 (2, 3)

To fit foot circumference of 7 (8, 9) in / 17.78 (20.32, 22.86) cm.

Recommended to be worn with 0-0.5 in (0-1.27 cm) negative ease.

Shown in size 1.

Serendipitous Wool Co. Vayu Fingering (75% Merino, 25% Nylon; 463 yds / 420 m per 100 g)


Approx. 200-450 yards/ 182-411.48 meters fingering weight yarn.

Sample is knit in the Elephant colorway.

2.0 mm / US 0 (or needle size to obtain gauge)
2.75 mm / US 2 (or needle size to obtain gauge)

This pattern is written for magic loop, but can easily be worked on double-pointed needles.

40 sts x 44 rounds = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm (cable pattern, in the round, post-blocking) on larger needles.