Fragaria Socks by Jennifer Owens

Fragaria Socks

Knitting
February 2024
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Fair isle color work
US 1 - 2.25 mm
293 - 370 yards (268 - 338 m)
S (M, L)
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These fair isle socks are worked from the toe up with heel flap and a special gusset at the bottom of the foot. Length and height modifications are simple in toe up construction and are indicated throughout the pattern. The ability to try on as you go helps achieve the perfect fit. The stranded colorwork is very simple and enjoyable with small floats easy repeats.

Size
S (M, L) or to fit:
US shoe size - Women’s 5 - 7 (7 ½ - 9 ½, 10 - 12)
UK size 3 - 5 (5 ½ - 7 ½, 8 - 10)

Finished sock measurements:
Foot circumference: 7 (8, 9)”/ 18 (20.5, 23) cm
Length from toe to heel (easily adjustable) - This is what is referred to your “desired foot length” in the pattern. It is your actual foot length with a bit of negative ease to allow for stretch:
8 ¼, (9, 9 ¾ )”/ 21.5 (23, 25) cm.

Yarn
Fingering weight:
MC: Approx 43 (50, 60) g / 200 (230, 275) yds / 183 (210, 252) m
CC: Approx 20 (25, 30) g / 93 (115, 138) yds / 85 (105, 126) m
Shown in https://capemayfiber.com/ Sock (75% super wash merino, 25% nylon; 463 yds/ 423 m per 100g skein) in MC – Quartz Beach and CC – Strychnine - Size S.

Gauge
36 sts and 40 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in fair isle color work, after blocking.

Needles
US 1 (2.25 mm) long circular needle for magic loop or preferred needle for knitting socks. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions
Stitch markers, sock blockers.

Note: Pattern was written in a general format that will work for either the magic loop method or double pointed needles. If working with double pointed needles, distribute your stitches onto the needles as you see fit.