Epitome of Me Socks by Megan Williams

Epitome of Me Socks

February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 410 yards (274 - 375 m)
6 sizes: Child (Adult-XSmall, Adult-Small, Adult-Medium)(Adult-Large, Adult-XLarge)
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This design is part of the Lots of Socks KAL to promote Down syndrome support and awareness.

I have worked in the field of Genomics for the last 5 years, and am also an addicted sock knitter. So when I heard of the Lots of Socks event which combined these 2 huge parts of my life, I was ALL IN! DNA is what makes up the building blocks of each of us, yet we are each distinctly unique. And much like DNA, when knitting socks, we use the same general steps and pattern, but you can create a sock that uses your favorite colors, fibers, gauge, and specific dimensions to fit your foot. Both knitting and DNA are the epitome of me.

The Epitome of Me socks are a fun way to make socks uniquely for you. These socks feature a fun slipped st motif, and through switching colors every round you create strands of DNA that head up your foot. The design also features a solid toe, heel and cuff in the MC to highlight the mock cable motif. Swap the MC and CC on the 2nd sock as a fun way of mixing things up, and creating distinctly unique yet matching socks!

Grab 2 colors and create an addicting pair of socks to knit, and a striking pair of socks to wear and say these are the epitome of ME!

Child (Adult-XSmall, Adult-Small, Adult-Medium)(Adult-Large, Adult-XLarge)
To fit foot circumference of 6 (7, 8, 9)(10, 11)” 15 (17.5, 20, 22.5)(25, 27.5) cm
Foot circumference: 5 (6, 7, 8)(9, 10)“ 12.5 (15, 17.5, 20)(22.5, 25) cm
Leg Height: 3.5 (6.5, 7, 7.5)(8, 8.5)” 9 (16.5, 17.5, 19)(20, 21.5) cm

Fingering-weight sock yarn (approximately 400 yards per 100 grams) of 2 colors, with MC needing more yardage (60-70g for larger sizes).

If you switch the MC and CC for the 2nd sock, you will use 50% of each color. Most sizes can be knit with a 100g of fingering weight yarn. The largest sizes, especially if knit for long feet, may require additional yardage.

I recommend pairing a solid or tonal colorway with a highly contrasting variegated, tonal, self-striping, or gradient! For highest contrast, pick 2 colorways with no matching colors. Swap the MC and CC on the 2nd sock as a fun way of mixing things up, and creating distinctly unique yet matching socks!

2 color sample is knit with Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper base, colorways Seaweed and Nude Scene
Self-striping sample is knit with Show Me Yarn Bootheel base colorway Camp ZK, and Leading Men Fiber Arts colorway Nude Scene

HEEL: Spacious OMG heel

SKILLS USED: Increases, decreases, Judy’s Magic Cast-on, Alternating colors/switching yarns, Right Twist, Left Twist.

This pattern was technically edited and test knit.