Iced Sugar Cookie Socks by Danielle Jorge

Iced Sugar Cookie Socks

by Danielle Jorge
Knitting
December 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
380 - 420 yards (347 - 384 m)
XS/DK (S, M, L)
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Sugar sweet, frosted treats,
Fun to make, even better to eat.

Wintery scenes on comforting snacks,
Pass on the plate, nibble, relax.

A moment to savour amongst the happy din,
Share out the biscuits, let Christmas begin.

About the Socks

These socks are pretty and sweet just like our poem. The pattern contains four sizes, extra small which also works for DK weight yarn, small, medium, and large. We begin with one of our chosen contrasting colours to top the sock and then work down through a simple rib to get to the rows of piped icing. This stitch is intuitive to work and even though you have a colour work look you will only be working one colour in each row - perfect engaging yet relaxing knitting. This whimsical design would look beautiful in almost any yarn, from delicate, sugary shades to the more traditional red and green Christmas colours, solid and speckles look beautiful too. Perhaps the piped icing section puts you in mind of shiny baubles on a tree? Well that will open up even more wonderful colour options.

Sizes

XS/DK (S, M, L) the sizes are measured on leg and foot circumference as the length of the foot is adjustable

Finished Measurements

Leg length 15cm / 6” from the cuff to the start of the heel

Leg and foot circumference 12cm / 5” / 20cm / 8” (15cm / 6”, 18cm / 7”, 20cm / 8”)

Gauge

Fingering weight gauge -

36 sts and 48 rows per 4 inches/10 centimetres in stocking stitch worked in the round

DK weight gauge -

24 sts and 32 rows per 4 inches/10 centimetres in stocking stitch worked in the round

Yarn

For the fingering weight sock you will need approximately 60g (70g, 80g,100g) of fingering weight yarn for your main colour (mc).
and 10g of fingering weight for your contrast colours 1 and 3 and 20g of contrast colour 2 (cc) - I used Biscuit for my main colour, Mist for cc1, Flutter for cc2 and Natural for cc3 in Twist Sock from The Wool Barn.

For the DK weight sock you will need approximately 100g of DK yarn for your main colour and 10g of DK weight yarn for your contrast colours 1 and 3 and 20g of contrast colour 2 (cc).

Needles

For fingering weight socks you will need a set of 2.25mm needles for knitting a small circumference in the round or size needed to obtain gauge.

For DK weight socks you will need a set of 3.25mm needles for knitting a small circumference in the round or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions

Stitch markers - different coloured ones may help

Darning needle to sew in your ends