Faux Placket Captoe Socks by Nancy Wilson

Faux Placket Captoe Socks

April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
375 - 500 yards (343 - 457 m)
Women's small/medium
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Faux Placket Captoe Socks

If you’ve knit lots of socks, you know how tired you get of the same ole thang. So change up your sock knitting and knit some socks that have a jaunty faux placket.

Another option would be to turn your scraps of fingering weight yarn into a pair of socks. Make cuffs from one color, sock body a second color, heel and toes in totally different colors! I made mine two-toned, but you can check your scrap stash and see what looks good together. Or you can totally mix it up and make a wacky pair of socks!

Yarn needed: several different colors of fingering weight yarn, totalling about 400 yds.
Materials needed: Size 2 double pointed needles (or size to achieve gauge), six small buttons, and a tapestry needle.
Stitching notes: To make this sock, you should be familiar with basic in-the-round- sock knitting on double pointed needles, although I give quite a bit of guidance in this pattern. Another option would be for you to change the pattern up in your head so you can use magic loop or knitting on two circular needles. Also, I tend to use the words “round” and “row” interchangeably, unless you’re on a back and forth part, (heel and placket). In that case, I only use the word “row.”
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch, 11 rows per inch (row gauge is not vital). Make a swatch, change needle sizes if necessary, or use sock yarn that you know your gauge in stockinette.