Hygge Delight Socks by Ann Budd

Hygge Delight Socks

July 2018
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 17 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch with smaller needles with both yarns held together
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
275 - 328 yards (251 - 300 m)
see notes below
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Like a lot of people, I’ve embraced the Danish concept of hygge, which roughly translates to “cozy.” And what is cozier than slipping your feet into a blend of merino, cashmere, and silk? I designed these socks for unbridled self-indulgent luxury. Wear them while sipping cocoa in front of a fire, reading a novel on a stormy night, or simply relaxing at the end of a cold day.

These socks are worked with one strand each of two luxury fingering weight yarns held together throughout. The cuff begins with a decorative Channel Island cast-on followed by a few slouchy welts. The heel is composed of a flap and gusset; the toe is finished with the Kitchener stitch.

One strand of each yarn is held together throughout.

The leg is worked on one size larger needles for a comfy, slouchy fit.

About 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2)“ (19 20.5, 21.5 cm) foot circumference, relaxed, 9 1/4 (9 3/4, 10 1/4)” (23.5 25, 25.5 cm) foot length from back of heel to tip of toe, and 5 1/4 (5 1/2, 5 3/4)“ (13.5 15, 14.5 cm) leg length from top of cuff to base of heel

A video tutorial for the Channel Island cast-on can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up-0QOubXQ8

The Channel Island Cast-On begins with a slipknot that is worked together with the adjacent stitch on the first round of knitting.

When picking up gusset stitches each side of the heel flap, pick up one stitch in each chain edge stitch and an additional two stitches into the leg to prevent a gap or hole forming at the top of the gusset.