Near and Far by Hanna Lisa Haferkamp

Near and Far

Knitting
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, in the round, on 2.75 mm / US 2 needle, after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
219 - 355 yards (200 - 325 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) Finished foot circumference: 15.25 (16, 17.75, 18.5, 20.25) cm / 6 (6.25, 7, 7.25, 8)” – recommended to be worn with 2.5 cm / 1” of negative ease.

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This pattern is available as part of our digital collection Making Stories & Friends Winter 2018.

A pair of socks to wear in sturdy shoes, to pull on after a long day at work, to peak out from boots. A pattern engaging enough to steer us away from second sock syndrome, yet easy enough to memorize to make for good Netflix or knit night knitting.

This idea led to the Near and Far socks for this collection: A center panel of reverse stockinette pro- vides the background for a large-scale cable that expands and contracts along the length of the foot. It‘s framed by two smaller cables, and leads seamlessly into the cuff‘s ribbing.

Triskelion Yarn‘s Scylfing DK provided the perfect sturdy and warm sock yarn for this pattern. At a DK weight they knit up quickly, and will keep your feet extra warm, no matter whether you‘re wearing them out and about or inside on a cold night.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
Finished foot circumference: 15.25 (16, 17.75, 18.5, 20.25) cm / 6 (6.25, 7, 7.25, 8)” – recommended to be worn with 2.5 cm / 1” of negative ease.

Yarn

Triskelion Yarn Scylfing DK (75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Got- land; 230 metres / 252 yards per 100 g)

200 (240, 275, 290, 325) metres / 185 (220, 250, 265, 300) yards

Samples shown are knit in colourway Thunor’s Brow (size 3) and Sea Stepper (size 5). Verena wears a size 3 with 2.5 cm / 1“ of negative ease, Hanna Lisa wears a size 5 with 2.5 cm / 1“ of negative ease.

Needles

2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

This pattern uses the magic loop technique.

Gauge

24 sts x 32 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on 2.75 mm / US 2 needle, after blocking)
20 sts x 30 rounds = 6 x 9 cm / 2.25 x 3.5” (in the round, one full cable panel, on 2.75 mm / US 2 needle, after blocking)

Measurements

Foot circumference: 15.25 (16, 17.75, 18.5, 20.25) cm / 6 (6.25, 7, 7.25, 8)”
Leg length: 12 (14.5, 14, 12, 10.75) cm / 4.75 (5.75, 5.5, 4.75, 4)” (adjustable)