Kia Socks by Dawn Henderson

Kia Socks

Knitting
January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in p4, k4
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
230 - 450 yards (210 - 411 m)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Sizes:
48 (56, 64, 72, 80) st circumference

Recommended Gauge:
8 stitches x 11 rounds = 1 inch on US 2 (2.75mm) needles, unblocked

Finished Measurements:
Approximately 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) inches in circumference around the widest part of the foot. Choose the size that gives you a slight bit of negative ease around the instep, without any discomfort.

Materials:
-50-100g (230-450yds) of fingering weight yarn
-US 0 (2.00mm) needles (DPNs, 9in circulars, or 40+ in for magic
loop)
-US 2 (2.75mm) needles (DPNs, 9in circulars, or 40+ in for magic
loop)

The Kia Socks are worked from the top down, beginning with the cast on of your choice. A simple texture pattern is worked down the leg to your desired length, and then the heel of your choice is inserted. Pattern includes instructions for a basic heel flap and gusset option. The texture pattern is continued across the top of the foot until desired length is reached. A slightly rounded toe is worked at the end, and the toe is grafted shut with the kitchener technique.

This pattern was directly inspired by conversations within the online knitting community involving race, diversity, inclusion, and representation amongst knitters. It serves as a gentle reminder that we all deserve to be heard, to be seen, to feel safe, and to be treated well in this space. Peace, and happy knitting!