Mountain pine socks by Stone Knits

Mountain pine socks

Knitting
December 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
312 - 350 yards (285 - 320 m)
1, (2), 3
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The mountain pine socks are inspired by the snowy forests here in Switzerland during the Winter. Forest therapy or forest bathing is proven to help reduce stress hormones and improve feelings of happiness, free up creativity and boost the immune system. These festive and whimsical socks are fun and fast to knit and I hope help bring the benefits and joy of being in a snowy forest while helping your feet stay cozy and warm.

These socks are knit from the cuff down with a 1 x 1 ribbed cuff, have a no wrap short row heel (boomerang heel) and have colourwork throughout the leg and foot. There are also a few knitted bobbles to help accentuate the snowflakes. The toe is finished with kitchener stitch. This pattern uses the magic loop circular needle method (but can be knit with dpns).

Sizes
Recommended ease: Approx. 1” / 2.5 cm of negative ease.
Final Measurements: Foot circumference: Size 1: 19-20.5cm /7.75”, Size 2: 21-23cm / 8.5”, Size 3: 24-25.5cm / 9.5”
Leg/Foot length can be easily adjustable.

Gauge
34 sts x 36 rnds to 4” / 10 cm on US 1.5 / 2.5 mm in colourwork, after blocking.

Yarn Required
MC: 1 skein of Socklandia Sox, Giggling Gecko Yarns (80% superwash merino wool & 20% nylon, 100g, 365m/398yds) colourway: Army Green. (approx 50g / 182m /199yds per pair of socks)
For the longer leg length red version in Wine MeMC will need approx. 65g / 260m/284 yds.
CC: 1 skein of Socklandia Giggling Gecko Yarns (80% superwash merino wool & 20% nylon, 100g, 365m/398yds) colourway: Creme (approx 40g / 145m / 157yds per pair of socks).

or 2 skeins 365m/398yds – 100 g of fingering weight, 4 ply sock yarn in contrasting colours.

Needles required
2.25mm / US 1 circular needle for magic loop
2.5mm / US 1.5 circular needle for magic loop.

This pattern has been test knitted and was written in collaboration with Giggling Gecko Yarns. Yarn can be purchased at gigglinggeckoyarns.com.