Hexworthy Socks by Katie Green
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Hexworthy Socks

Knitting
September 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch and Stranded Colourwork
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 875 yards (400 - 800 m)
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This pattern is also available as part of The Tor Collection eBook for £15.00 GPB

These cosy socks are knitted top down with a heel flap and gusset construction, and a barn toe. You can choose between cosy knee-highs for inside your wellies, or ankle socks for keeping your feet warm around the house. The stranded colourwork cuff is optional, but using only two shades per row is a great introductory project if you haven’t tried the technique before.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Calf Circumference (long socks only):
32 (36, 40) cm / 12.5 (14, 15.75) inches

Ankle and Foot Circumference
(long and short socks):
20 (24, 28.5) cm / 8 (9.5, 11) inches

Foot Length: adjustable

Because of the thickness of the fabric, we recommend choosing the size closest to zero or slight positive ease based on your foot and calf measurements

YARN
Blacker Yarns Tor, Aran (92% British wool, 8% British Alpaca; 200 metres / 219 yards per 100g)

Long Socks shown in:
MC: Carneglos; 2 (3, 3) skeins
CC A: Leeden; 1 skeins
CC B: Sheepstor; 1 skeins

Short Socks shown in:
MC: Rundlestone; 1 (2, 2) skeins
CC A: Lanlavery; 1 skein
CC B: Sheepstor; 1 skein

Plain Socks shown in:
Lanlavery; 3 skeins

DIFFICULTY
3 out of 5
Techniques include: knitting in the round, optional stranded colourwork, heel flap, short row heel turn and gusset, picking up stitches

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) DPNs, or long circular needle if magic loop technique is preferred

4mm (UK 8, US 6) DPNs, or long circular needle if magic loop technique is preferred

3 stitch markers, including one unique to indicate beginning of round
Darning needle to sew in ends

GAUGE / TENSION
20 sts and 28 rounds to 10 cm / 4 inches measured over Stocking Stitch and stranded colourwork pattern, using larger needles

Note: To ensure stretch in the stranded colourwork, you may wish to use a larger needle size or knit this section inside-out

Always use a needle which results in the correct gauge after blocking