Happy as a Clam Socks by Hayley Alexandra

Happy as a Clam Socks

Knitting
March 2021
Full Moon Fibres Orbit MCN Sock
Rundle Knitting Co Sock Yarn
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (including star stitches)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
383 - 465 yards (350 - 425 m)
S, M, L, XL
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Description: The Star Stitch was one of the first stitches I learned how to knit after learning how to knit and purl. Recently I’ve rediscovered it and have been loving the result of knitting it with a contrasting colour, especially for socks! There are so many options for knitting these socks: DK or fingering, toe up or cuff down, monotone, contrast colours for clams and/or accents; the possibilities are endless!

Method: knitting

Skill Level: skilled beginner/intermediate

Yarn:

Fingering weight socks with cuffs, heels, toes, and clams in CC: 100 g MC and 50 g CC

DK weight socks pictured (CC1 for cuffs and toes and CC2 for clams): 100 g MC, 40 g CC1, and 20 g CC2

Needles:

US2 (2.75 mm) DPNS for fingering weight socks

US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs for DK weight socks

Other sized needles could also possibly be used to get gauge, just be sure to swatch if you’re unsure.

Approx. Gauge:

Fingering weight: 30 sts and 45 rows for 10 cm x 10 cm, after blocking

DK weight: 26 sts and 36 rows for 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in) after blocking

Sizes:

Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4) for fingering weight socks are based on the measurement around the ball of the foot and for this pattern are 19 cm (21.5 cm, 24 cm, 26.5 cm) or 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 10.5) in

Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4) for DK weight socks are based on the measurement around the ball of the foot and for this pattern are 19 (21.5, 24, 26.5) cm or 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 10.5) in

Foot length will depend on your individual needs, or the needs of those you are knitting for

Notions: scissors, tapestry needle, stitch marker, waste yarn if you plan on knitting an afterthought heel

Abbreviations:
c/o - cast on
sts - stitches
k - knit
p - purl
k2tog - knit two together
ssk - slip slip knit
SS - star stitch
BOR - beginning of round
DPN - double pointed needle
CC - contrast colour
MC - main colour