Mara socks by Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou

Mara socks

Knitting
February 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
290 - 370 yards (265 - 338 m)
S (M, L) See sizing information below
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Mara was designed in collaboration with The Fibre Co., through their annual yarn support programme for indie designers. I feel very honoured to be one of the first testers of their beautiful new sock yarn, Amble. I highly recommend you try it, if you haven’t yet.

In this pattern you can learn or practice how to cast on using the Long-tail Tubular Cast-on method, an easy, yet very engaging brocade pattern and the Rosette stitch pattern. Another bonus of this pattern that it comes with 3 different lengths of toe, so you can choose according to your size.

Pattern info

To fit following sizes:

  • S (M, L)

  • or EU 36-37 (38-39, 40-41) / UK 3.5-4 (5-5.5, 6.5-7) / US 5.5-6 (7-8, 8.5-9). For gift knitting use shoe sizes as a guide, and, if between sizes, choose the smaller size.
 Please note, that shoe sizes may vary among shoe manufacturers. Shoe sizes above are based on the following foot lengths (measured from the back of the heel to the tip of the longest toe): 22.75 (24.25, 25.5) cm / 9 (9.5, 10)”.

  • or to fit a circumference measurement at the ball of the foot of 21.75 (23, 24.25) cm / 8.5 (9, 9.5)”.

Finished sock and leg circumferences
18.75 (20, 21.25) cm / 7.5 (8, 8.5)”

Finished sock leg length (adjustable)
20 (20.75, 21.75) cm / 8.25 (8.5, 8.75)” (measured from the edge of the cuff to the bottom of the heel)

Finished sock foot length (adjustable)
21.5 (23, 24.25) cm / 8.5 (9, 9.5)” (measured from the back of the heel to the tip of the longest toe)


Skill level
Intermediate

Yarn / Yardage

  • 1 (1, 2) hank(s) of The Fibre Co. Amble yarn, in Buttermere colourway, 70% easy-wash merino wool, 20% easy-wash alpaca, 10% recycled nylon, approx. 100 g / 325 m / 355 yds per hank;
  • or approx. 270 (302, 337) m / 295 (330, 369) yds of fingering or sock weight yarn that gives you gauge. (Yardage includes 15% of extra yarn). Please note that size and yardage will be affected when making any adjustments on the socks.

Needles

  • 2 mm / US 0
  • 2.25 mm / US 1. Sample made using 80 cm / 32” long circular needles, however choose the length according to your preference.

Notions

  • 10 removable stitch marker
  • row counter
  • blunt tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • sock blockers (not required but would be useful)

Gauge
32 sts and 44 rnds = 10 cm / 4” over Stocking stitch.
Gauge swatch worked on size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 needle, in the round. Measurements taken from flattened but unstretched fabric, after blocking.

Tutorials are included in the pattern:

  • Long-tail Tubular Cast-on
  • Magic loop circular knitting technique
  • How to close the gap between instep and gusset
  • How to work a neat Ssk
  • Kitchener stitch (Grafting)

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.

The pattern is available for In - Store Sales.

Enjoy