Evanesco by Rebecca Diamond

Evanesco

Knitting
April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
210 - 315 yards (192 - 288 m)
Custom to fit your foot!
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Evanesco: A spell used to vanish objects, at least in a series of books featuring a boy wizard and his friends. I can’t promise these socks will actually vanish, but they will be much less visible in sneakers or other shoes; perfect for when you don’t want your socks showing.

This sock recipe contains instructions for making a basic toe-up sock, and includes my variation on an afterthought heel with gusset and heel flap.
The construction of the heel fits well even with high insteps, and has the advantage of a super-comfortable heel cup with absolutely no wrap/turn short-row stitches.
There is an optional heel tab that includes a few short rows.
The pattern includes instructions for heavy worsted weight or fingering weight, and details for changing the size for a custom fit.

Gauge:
Heavy Worsted: 5.5 stitches and 8 rows per inch
Fingering: 9 stitches and 11 rows per inch

Techniques:

  • Magic Loop
  • JMCO (Judy’s Magic Cast-on)
  • Left and Right Lifted Increases
  • Afterthought Heel
  • SSK
  • P2tog
  • Wrap and Turn

Materials:
* 100g sock yarn (Socks pictured:
Worsted, Novita 7 Brothers; Fingering,
Zauberball Crazy)
* 40” Circular Needle. Worsted, size US
6 (4.0mm) Fingering, size US 1
(2.25mm)

  • Darning Needle
  • Scrap of waste yarn in a contrasting colour

My test socks used 51g of yarn for fingering, in a man’s size 10.5, and 97g of worsted in a woman’s size 11.