Himawari Sock by Amelia Putri

Himawari Sock

Knitting
November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
224 - 241 yards (205 - 220 m)
1 size to fit foot circumference 9"/23cm
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Himawari is a Japanese word for sunflower, or “bunga matahari” in Indonesian. This feminine sock has a similar stitch pattern as the Himawari shawl. Solid and semi-solid yarn will look best, as it will give a vintage touch to your wardrobe.

DIFFICULTY
Intermediate. Chart reading and cuff-down sock construction ability are required.

SIZE
To fit foot circumference 9”/23cm.

YARN
Papiput Tough Sock yarn 75% superwash merino/25% nylon; 437y/400m per 100g skein; color Mentega; 1 skein.

NEEDLES
1 set US 1.5 (2.5 mm) double-point needles OR long circular needle for magic loop method.

NOTIONS (Optional)
5 stitch markers: 1 marker to mark the beginning of the round – I suggest to use a different color or shape for this one. 4 stitch markers will be used to mark the center lace motif.
Tapestry needle for grafting the toe stitches.

GAUGE
Approximately 14 sts x 18 rows = 2 x 2”/5 x 5cm in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked, relaxed. It is fine if you could not find the similar gauge, because sock yarn is naturally flexible and this design is lacy. I am a tight knitter. If you are a loose knitter, please use 1 size down from the suggested needles.

This pattern has been tested and tech-edited.