Festivities Socks by Natalie Sheldon

Festivities Socks

September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 450 yards (274 - 411 m)
adult in three stitch counts
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Festivities: the celebration of something in a joyful and exuberant way.

Inspired by outdoor summer gatherings with festive decorations, birthday celebrations, graduations, and parades…let’s celebrate some of the things we have missed out on over the last several months by unleashing our creativity.
By the request of one of my long-time test knitters, I have included optional charts for knit sweaters and socks on a clothesline, inspired by my signature mugs. Whether you are an avid sock knitter, or an avid sweater knitter, you can wear your love of knitting right on your feet.

The bunting and sock pattern comes in three sizes (teen, adult small, adult large) with notes on where to make adjustments to best fit your own foot. As usual with colourwork, the size of the sock can be adjusted by changing your gauge, either with your yarn choice or your needle size. The pattern repeat lends itself fairly easily to adapting to other sizes. The sweater charts are for the adult small size only but can be adjusted by changing gauge.

Alternate yarn suggestion: This is the perfect pattern for using up all those small bits and pieces in your stash. Each row of bunting and/or socks uses approximately 10 yards. The sweater sections use slightly more. 5 grams of each scrap colour will do nicely. A 50g skein of background colour should suffice for most sizes if a contrast heel, toe, and cuff is used.
Consider using school colours, the colours of your favourite sports teams, or just simply combine your favourites.

The pattern is written as a cuff-down sock, with a heel flap and gusset. If you have experience with toe-up socks, the chart is simple enough to be plugged in to your favourite formula.

As with most colourwork, you can adjust the fit by adjusting the gauge (by going up or down in needle size) and you can go up to sport or DK weight yarn on a larger needle if you would like warmer house socks