Mistletoes Socks by Melinda Measor

Mistletoes Socks

Knitting
December 2022
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
8
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Knit yourself a cozy and whimsical pair of socks inspired by the beauty of mistletoe with this toe-up and cuff-down sock pattern. Featuring a delicate cabled design, these hand-knit socks will keep your feet warm and stylish throughout the winter months. Bring out the spirit of the holidays with this fun and festive knitting project!

Worked in the round, this sock pattern contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for a short row heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using (links included for alternatives).

The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping).

This sock pattern shines well with solid, semi-solid, lightly variegated, or speckled yarns. Picking an appropriate yarn for this project will ensure the yarn and the pattern are not in competition with one another, rather they’re working together to create something magical.


SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
(Measured around the ball of the foot)
7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11)” / 19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5, 27, 28) cm circumference – intended to be worn with 1-1.5” / 2.5-4 cm of negative ease.

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch markers (1)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
US1 (2.25 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge

YARN REQUIREMENTS
MC: 200-400 yds / 183-365 m of fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
CC: 62 (68, 75, 81, 88, 95, 103, 110) yds / 57 (62, 69, 74, 80, 87, 94, 101) m of fingering weight yarn

SUGGESTED YARN
Polka Dot Creek – Fingering Sock Set
75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon
463 yds (423 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Colour: Mistletoe
Mini-Skeins: Burgundy & Forest
https://polkadotcreekyarn.com/

GAUGE
32 stitches by 40 rounds in stockinette = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.


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LOW-VISIBILITY & SCREEN READER FORMAT
A low-visibility and a screen-reader-accessible version of this pattern are available. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by the read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.


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PATTERN SUPPORT For pattern support for this design, please email melinda@rhyflowerknits.com

This pattern has been professionally tech-edited and test knit.