Forest Trail Socks by Natasha Kaitlin

Forest Trail Socks

Knitting
October 2021
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch worked in the round, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
100 - 400 yards (91 - 366 m)
A (B, C), corresponding to a foot circumference of 6-8” (8-9”, 9-11”) | 15-18cm (18-23cm, 23-28cm)
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Forest Trail Socks Pattern

The Forest Trail socks pattern was inspired by the many trails I’ve walked through BC forests. I truly think these are the perfect cozy hand knit socks to wear with my Blundstone shoes!

Yarn
Yarn support for this design was generously provided by two Canadian small businesses: Sirena of Wild in the Woods and Isabelle of Les Belles Bouclettes

This sock uses Unspun Roving (Sock/Fingering weight) and Lace weight held together to create a DK gauge.

Unspun Roving or Fingering and Lace weight held together:

  • 45 – 70g|95 – 130m |105 – 145yd unspun
  • 20 – 40g|175 – 350m |190 – 380yd lace weight Or approximately 80-120g DK weight held single

Construction
This pattern is a cuff-down sock with a heel flap and gusset. The pattern is written for 9” | 23cm circular needles but can be adjusted to use magic loop or double pointed needles.

Gauge
24 sts by 36 rounds per 4x4” | 10x10cm in stockinette stitch, worked in the round, after blocking.

Materials
US Size 3/3.25mm, 9”|23cm and 32”|80cm circular needles
Stitch markers (3)
Tapestry Needle

Size
Three sizes: A (B, C), corresponding to a foot circumference of 6-8” (8-9”, 9-11”) | 15-18cm (18-23cm, 23-28cm) with 1-2” |2.5-5cm negative ease.

Cuff, Leg, and Foot lengths are all customizable, however adding length will increase yardage.

Sample
Silver Grey - Les Belles Bouclettes Butterfly Kisses:
70% Farm Grown Kid Mohair, 20% Wool, 10% Silk
50g |438m|480yd
Light grey, Wild in the Woods Canadian Wool Discs:
100% Unspun Canadian Wool
200g |370m|400yd

Sample shown is a Size A to fit a US 6.5 shoe size with 8” | 20cm in foot length and circumference.

If you have any questions about the pattern, please contact me at northernknitsandpurl@gmail.com