Mahalle TOP DOWN Sock by Urth Yarns

Mahalle TOP DOWN Sock

September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
430 - 440 yards (393 - 402 m)
S, M, L – 7 (8, 9)” /17.75 (20.25, 22.75) cm foot length.
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“Mahalle” (ma-ha-lay) means “neighborhood” in Turkish. This is a Top Down version of the traditional Toe Up sock which has been knit in Turkish families for generations. The sock starts in the round with a 2x2 rib cuff. The leg is then worked to the heel flap, which is worked flat with decreased vertical sides, so it snuggly fits around the wearer’s heel. The foot is then worked again in the round to the flat toe box decreases, and the tip of the toe is grafted together using Kitchener Stitch and working yarn. Note: The leg section is 4 sts larger than the foot. The number sts are easily increased or decreased at the heel flap section for better fit, as desired. The foot and leg lengths below can also be adjusted as desired, based on the total length per size as noted above.

Materials: 1 kit Urth Uneek Sock75% merino, 25% nylon 2 skeins, 50g each

Size: To fit US Women’s shoe size: S (4-6.5), M (7-9.5), L (10-12.5)
S, M, L - 7 (8, 9)”/17.75 (20.25, 22.75)cm foot length.
3 (3.25, 3.5)”/ 7.5 (8.25, 9) cm at widest point on foot, each size .25”/.5 cm wider at calf.
Total length of sock about 22 (20, 18)”/ 56 (51, 45.75) cm from toe to top of cuff.

Needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm 9” circular needle, or 4-5 DPNs
US 0 / 2 mm 9” circular needle or 4-5 DPNs for a narrower 2x2 rib cuff if desired.

Turn Heel section, before working Row 1:
Set up: Knit across the right hand needle stitches to get to the center (working) needle.

21 Nov 2023 Revised Heel Flap Stitch Count

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