First Snowfall Socks by Runningyarn

First Snowfall Socks

Knitting
November 2018
RunningYarn TrekkingYarn
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork in the round, see notes
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
S-M / M-L adjustable
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The “First Snowfall Socks” are inspired by the first snowfall, that came early this year in the beginning of November. It made me want to cuddle up under a warm blanket, drink a cup of hot tea and knit a pair of cozy colourwork socks with a snowflake pattern.

The socks are worked from the cuff down with a reinforced heel flap heel and gusset decreases, wich are placed on the sole. The wedge that is formed this way, offers just enough space to place another snowflake. You can add contrasting cuffs, heels and toes or use two colours only.

This pattern is written in English and contains:
step for step written instructions
and two colourwork charts (leg and foot).

Sizes
Foot circumference:
S-M approx. 20-21 cm,
M-L approx. 22-23 cm
Foot and leg length: adjustable

The pattern is written for size M
(2.25-2.5mm (US 1.0-1.5) needles).
but the size can easily be adjusted by the choice of the needle size.

Yarn
Fingering / sock weight yarn - e.g.
Runningyarns Trekking Yarn
75% wool / 25 % polyamide, 100 g = 420 m / 460 yds or
Runningyarns Soft Sockyarn
80% extrafine merino / 20% polyamide, 100 g = 400 m / 437 yds

The sample socks were knitted using
81 g (320 m / 350 yards)
Size M / foot circumference 21 cm

MC - dark denim - approx. 30 g / 126 m / 138 yds
CC1 - off white - approx. 30 g / 126 m / 138 yds
CC2 - light denim - approx. 25 g / 105 m / 115 yds

Gauge
34 sts x 36 rnds 10 cm / 4” on needles 2.25 - 2.5 (size S/M)
32 sts x 34 rnds 10 cm / 4” on needles 2.5 - 3.0 (size M/L)
colorwork in the round after blocking

Needles
Double pointed needles 2.0 mm – 2.5mm (S-M)
resp. 2.5 - 3.0 mm (M-L)
depending on gauge and desired size / foot circumference

I knit my socks using double pointed needles.
Of course you can use the Magic Loop method as well.
Count DPN needles 1+2 as needle 1
and DPN needles 3+4 as needle 2.

Feel free to use the tags #firstsnowfallsocks and #runningyarn on Instagram. I love to see your work and finished socks!