Mohair Magic Socks by Renée Kies

Mohair Magic Socks

Knitting
December 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
875 - 984 yards (800 - 900 m)
Size small (medium, large), with a 7 (8, 9)” circumference and a cast on of 56 (64, 72) sts.
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This pattern is available for free.

The Mohair Magic socks are knit holding a strand of laceweight mohair together with a regular sock yarn. This combination, especially when combining a dark and a light yarn, gives the finished work an amazing sheen and softness. The finished object will appear to shine! Paired with some simple 1/1 cables in a diagonal striping pattern these socks look very luxurious, but they are in fact a fairly easy knit.

This pattern is worked in the round from the cuff down.
Knit from the top down, with a heel flap and gusset construction, the pattern features several options for the striping pattern (V, diamond, or fraternal). You can mix and match according to your preferences. For a fraternal pair knit one sock according to the instructions for “sock 1” and one according to the instructions for “sock 2”. For a matching pair in the V striping pattern knit both socks according to “sock 1” instructions. For a matching diamond striping pair knit both socks according to “sock 2” instructions.

Sizing
Size small (medium, large), with a 7 (8, 9)” circumference and a cast on of 56 (64, 72) sts.

Because a mohair yarn and a regular sock yarn are being held together and because of the 1/1 cables these socks have less stretch than an average vanilla sock. It can be helpful to go up a needle size or cast on more sts.

Gauge
32 sts and 40 rows = 4” 10 cm in st st.

Materials

  • Valley Yarns Huntington (75% Superwash Merino Wool/25% Nylon – 218 yards/50 grams): 2 skeins in the Blue colorway (MC1).
  • Valley Yarns Southampton (72% Kid Mohair, 28% Mulberry Silk – 230 yards/25 grams): 2 skeins in the Blue Jeans colorway (MC2).
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) double pointed or circular needles.
  • Cable needle.
  • Tapestry needle.

Cable pattern is charted.