Grounding Socks by Light From Lantern

Grounding Socks

February 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in St st, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Adult Foot: approx. 7” from heel to cuff x 7” circumf unstretched (approx. 10” circumf stretched)
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For the roots of the feet,
cold toes wrapped in warmth,
grounded in the magic,
of handmade socks.

Grounding Socks help keep you in the moment. While knitting, the repeating pattern is just enough to keep you invested to finish without being overwhelmed by complexity. Featuring an afterthought heel and toe-up design, these socks could easily be knit two-at-a-time. Featuring a small cable that doesn’t require a cable needle, plus a video to show you how!

This pattern is easy to customize! Make them all in one color, or use different colors to use up stash yarn for the heels, toes and cuff!

Click here for the Grounding Socks video tutorial playlist where you can find guidance on Placing the Afterthought Heel, Removing the Afterthought Heel, and the 2-LC Stitch.

• HiKoo® CoBaSi & CoBaSi Tonal
55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon
220 yards (200 meters) / 50 gram hank
• 1 hank MC & 1 hank CC / approx 300 yards used for Women’s US 9
Shown in colors #51 Raffi (MC) & #951 Raffi Tonal (CC)

• 2.50 mm DPNs, or 32”+ for Magic Loop
Or size needed to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle, stitch marker, waste yarn

28 sts x 40 rnds = 4” in St st, blocked

Adult Foot
approx. 7” from heel to cuff x 7” circumf unstretched
(approx. 10” circumf stretched)