Less Is More Socks by Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou

Less Is More Socks

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
2.5 mm
200 - 350 yards (183 - 320 m)
S (M, L) • or to fit a circumference measurement at the ball of the foot of 17.5 (20, 22.5) cm / 7 (8, 9)” • Foot and leg lengths: adjustable
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So, you’d like to knit cuff-down socks but you don’t like to pick up stitches along the heel flap?
Then you are at the right place, as in this pattern we are going to use only increases and decreases to create the heel. Isn’t it just brilliant?!
Furthermore the pattern comes with three different sizes of toe: small, medium, and long standard toe. Choose the type of toe according to your desired length of toe.
Highly recommended for first-time sock knitters!

The pattern contains schematics and written instructions. It has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.

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Pattern info:

Finished sock circumference
• 15.75 (18.5, 20) cm / 6.25 (7.5, 8)” (Note: for a snug fit, the socks intentionally measure approx. 1.75 (1.5, 2.5) cm / 0.75 (0.5, 1)” smaller than the wearer’s foot and leg circumference)

Finished sock foot length
• adjustable

Finished sock leg length
• adjustable

Sample shown in size L with Medium Standard Toe.

Suggested yarn
1 skein of Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in Atlántico (9537) colourway, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% polyamide, approx. 100 g / 425 m / 445 yds per skein; or approx. 43 (64, 75) g / 183 (270, 320) m / 200 (295, 350) yds of fingering weight yarn that gives you gauge. (Yardage for a 12.5 x 12.5 cm / 5 x 5” gauge square is included).

Needles and hook
• 2.5 mm / US 1.5, (length according to your preference) or size needed to obtain gauge.
• 2 extra circular needles to complete the folded cuff (same size as your working needle)
• 2.5 mm / US C crochet hook for the Provisional Cast- on (try to use one that matches your knitting needle size)

• 3 stitch markers
• waste yarn for the Provisional Cast-on
• row counter
• blunt tapestry needle
• scissors
• sock blockers (not required but would be useful)

28 sts and 44 rnds = 10 cm / 4” over St st pattern. Gauge swatch worked on size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 needles, in the rnd. Measurements taken from flattened but unstretched fabric, after blocking.

The pattern is available for In - Store Sales.

Have fun♡