Manning Park Socks by Black Crow Knits

Manning Park Socks

Knitting
January 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in Malabrigo Rios with size 4 mm (US 6) needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
310 - 330 yards (283 - 302 m)
XS (S, M, L) to fit calf circumference 12.5” (13”; 13.5”; 14”)
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About this pattern:
Feminine picot edging and a contrast turned hem adorn these cozy socks, which have been designed to match the Manning Park Hat, the Manning Park Cowl, and the Manning Park Mittens. The easy-to-memorize colourwork pattern adds a bit of fun. Knit with worsted weight yarn, these socks will fly off your needles.

Sizes:
X-Small; Small; Medium; Large to fit mid-calf circumference of 12.5” (13”; 13.5”; 14”). Socks shown in size small.

Yarn:
Malabrigo Rios: worsted weight, 100% superwash merino wool; (100g); 210 yards (192 metres).

Yardage:
Approx 75 g of MC (plomo) and 75 g of CC (natural) for the small size socks.

Skill Level:
This pattern is suitable for an intermediate knitter who is familiar with top-down sock construction; provisional cast-on; turned hem; K2tog and SSK decreases; and YOs. You should also know how to graft with the Kitchener stitch, and be familiar with stranded colourwork.

Video Tutorials:
Follow these links to video tutorials on: provisional cast-on; joining a provisional CO with live stitches for a turned picot hem; or, if you prefer, a bottom-up picot edge / knitted hem from a CO edge; carrying floats during colourwork; and Kitchener stitch; knitting a heel flap using the magic loop method; knitting the sock gusset; and Kitchener stitch.

Pattern Notes:
The socks are knit from the cuff-down, in-the-round. Instructions are provided for the magic loop method, but feel free to use DPNs for working in-the-round, if that is your preferred method. Stranded colourwork pattern is charted. You can add (or subtract) width by adding (or subtracting) 4 stitches. Length can also be increased by adding more rows of MC before beginning decreases (though additional yardage will be required).

Many thanks to Amy (amyrutty), Kelly (DR3AMMAK3R), and Debra (DKA), all of whom speedily test-knit the pattern, and kindly (and graciously) alerted me to a few errors, some large, some small.