Kuutar Socks by Sari Nordlund

Kuutar Socks

Knitting
November 2022
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
301 - 328 yards (275 - 300 m)
Circumference 20 (22) cm / 8 (8.5) inches, to be worn with slight negative ease
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KUUTAR SOCKS

The Kuutar socks are knitted from the cuff down towards the toes. They are started with an optional tubular cast on which provides a stretchy edge to the cuff. The heel flaps are knitted with a reinforced stitch pattern for durability and the heels are round French heels. Instructions are given for modifying the gusset for a more generous fit.

The Kuutar socks have the same beautiful lace pattern as my other Kuutar patterns. The lace is from Hitomi Shida’s Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible.

Size
1 (2)
The difference in fit is achieved by changing the gauge, see below. Shown in size 1.
Circumference 20 (22) cm / 8 (8.5) inches, to be worn with slight negative ease
Length adjustable

Yarn
For size 1:
275-300 m / 300-330 yards of fingering weight sock yarn such as tôt le matin TOT SOCK 75%i (75% SW merino wool, 25 % nylon, 425 m / 465 yards per 100g), shown in colorway Trésor.

For size 2:
275-300 m / 300-330 yards of heavy fingering or sport weight sock yarn such as Tukuwool Sock (80% Finnish wool, 20% nylon; 160 m / 175 yards per 50 g)

Needles
2.5 mm / US 1.5 DPNs or circular needles with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting
Always choose the needle size that gets you the right gauge.
Note: if you are using mini-circulars, you might want to use DPNs or Magic Loop for the Tubular Cast On.

Gauge
For size 1:
30 sts and 38 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches of Stockinette stitch, in the round after blocking.

For size 2:
28 sts and 36 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches of Stockinette stitch, in the round after blocking.

Note: If you can’t match the gauge both across the stitches and across the rounds, choose the needle size that gets you closer to the gauge across the stitches.

Notions
3 stitch markers
cable needle
waste yarn for the Tubular Cast On
sewing needle
blocking tools (sock blockers)