Northern Sky Socks by Runningyarn

Northern Sky Socks

Knitting
December 2018
RunningYarn TrekkingYarn
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork in the round, see notes
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
S-M / M-L adjustable
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The “Northern Sky Socks” are inspired by the twinkling stars in an icecold, dark and moonless northern winter night with light snowfall.
I designed the Northern Sky Socks in a way that they are equally suited for woman and men - a good opportunity to spoil your partner, father, son or friend.

The socks are worked from the cuff down with a reinforced heel flap heel and gusset decreases, wich are placed on the sole. The wedge that is formed this way, offers just enough space to place half a star. You can use two colours only or add contrasting cuffs, heels and toes.

This pattern is written in English and contains:
step for step written instructions
and two colourwork charts (leg and foot).

Sizes
Foot circumference:
S-M approx. 20-21 cm,
M-L approx. 22-23 cm
Foot and leg length: adjustable

The pattern is written for size M
(2.25-2.5mm (US 1.0-1.5) needles).
but the size can easily be adjusted by the choice of the needle size.

Yarn
Fingering / sock weight yarn - e.g.
Runningyarns Trekking Yarn
75% wool / 25 % polyamide, 100 g = 420 m / 460 yds or
Runningyarns Soft Sockyarn
80% extrafine merino / 20% polyamide, 100 g = 400 m / 437 yds

The sample socks were knitted with 3.0 mm needles using
90 g (380 m / 415 yards)
Size L (EUR 44) / foot circumference 22 cm

MC - anthracite - approx. 60 g / 255 m / 275 yds
CC - off white - approx. 35 g / 150 m / 160 yds

Gauge
34 sts x 36 rnds 10 cm / 4” on needles 2.25 - 2.5 (size S/M)
32 sts x 34 rnds 10 cm / 4” on needles 2.5 - 3.0 (size M/L)
colorwork in the round after blocking

Needles
Double pointed needles 2.0 mm – 2.5mm (S-M)
resp. 2.5 - 3.0 mm (M-L)
depending on gauge and desired size / foot circumference

I knit my socks using double pointed needles.
Of course you can use the Magic Loop method as well.
Count DPN needles 1+2 as needle 1
and DPN needles 3+4 as needle 2.

Feel free to use the tags #northernskysocks and #runningyarn on Instagram. I love to see your work and finished socks!