Just peachy pumpkin sock set by Stone Knits

Just peachy pumpkin sock set

June 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
372 - 394 yards (340 - 360 m)
1 (2, 3)
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The Just peachy pumpkin sock set has two options for two different pairs of fun colourwork socks for you to knit and wear. Initially inspired by juicy peaches on warm sunny days, the cute round orange-coloured motifs on these socks are addictive and simple to knit. After knitting my first pair, I realized these socks could easily be adapted to look like pumpkin socks too and so two charts are included in this sock pattern. A peach version and a pumpkin jack o lantern version also. Both versions will look great on you or your loved one’s feet, even on cooler, less peachy days! Or for celebrating all things pumpkin for Autumn too.

These socks are knit from the cuff down with a 2 x 2 ribbed cuff, have a no wrap short row heel and have a stranded colourwork pattern throughout the leg and foot. The toe is finished with Kitchener stitch. This pattern uses the magic loop circular needle method (but can be knit with 9 inch circulars or dpns).

1 (2, 3)
To fit (foot circumference): 20.5–22.5 (23–25.5, 26–27.5) cm / 8½ (9½, 10½) inches
Actual finished circumference: 18–20 (20.5–23, 23.5–25) cm / 7½ (8½, 9½) inches

Recommended ease: Approximately 2.5cm (1 inch) of negative ease.
Leg/foot length can be easily adjusted. See instructions for details.
Samples shown are knit in size 2 for shoe size US 8.5 (EU 39, UK 6), foot circumference 23cm (8¾ inches).

34 sts x 38 rnds = 10cm (4 inches) for colourwork.
36 sts x 44 rnds = 10cm (4 inches) for ribbing and stockinette.


Lilac peach version
Fingering weight, Lang Jawoll sock yarn. 75% wool and 25% nylon. 202m (221yds) per 50g skein.
Shown in: (the names for these colours can be different depending on your country. It is the colour number that is always the same).
MC: Powder (219) - 215m (225 yds) 55g.
CC1: Peach (228) – 110m (120 yds) 25g
CC2: Grass Green (198) – 21m (23 yds) 10g

Black pumpkin version
Malabrigo sock. 100% Merino. 402m (440 yds) per 100g. A Homespun house soft sock 75% SW Merino – 25% Nylon. 370 m (407 yds) per 100g.
Shown in:
MC: Ash (A Homespun house) 203m (222 yds) 55g
CC1: Terracotta (Malabrigo) 100.5m (109 yds) 25g
CC2: Lettuce (Malabrigo) 40m (40 yds) 10g

Any fingering weight sock yarn can be used for this sock pattern, as long as you can obtain the same gauge.

For ribbing and stockinette: 2.25mm (US 1), 80cm (32 inch) circular for magic loop, or DPNs, or two circulars or a 23cm (9 inch) circular needle (as preferred).
For colourwork: 2.5mm (US 1.5), 80cm (32 inch) circular for magic loop, or DPNs, or two circulars or a 23cm (9 inch) circular needle as preferred.

Do check your gauge for fitting. Further sizes can be achieved by going up or down needle sizes.

The socks were tested by
Blackberryknit, Michaela2014, Loubeeling, mrsanyanderson, AmandaDianeM, Aarauwestknits, p_serendipity

and tech edited by Hen in a Glen tech editing (Heninaglen) .