Picnic Blanket Socks by Helen Stewart

Picnic Blanket Socks

Knitting
March 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
465 - 558 yards (425 - 510 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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The Picnic Blanket Socks are the 2nd design in The Handmade Sock Society 4: purchase the collection here.

Everything tastes better out in the fresh air. You can pack a wicker hamper with delicacies or just wrap up some bread and jam and an apple or two.

It almost doesn’t matter what you bring to eat, as long as there’s also a bottle of homemade lemonade. Add some sunshine, a soft blanket, and a good friend or a good book. That’s really all you need for a magical picnic lunch.

The Picnic Blanket Socks bring back memories of childhood afternoons spent eating sandwiches on the beach or after a hike. Each sock starts from the top down with a simple 2x2 rib cuff. The ruched stitch pattern on the leg is inspired by the gingham seersucker table cloth my mum laid out for picnics when we were growing up.

The design is finished with a slip stitch heel flap and gusset with a rounded toe, but feel free to substitute your own favourites. The Picnic Blanket Socks pattern includes three sizes

Finished Measurements

To fit approx. foot circumference of 7 (8, 9)”/17.5 (20.5, 22.5)cm

Yarn

Loom Hand-dyed yarns Simple Sock Set
75% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 25% Nylon, 510m/558yds per 120g set
1 x 120g set

Colour: Antiquity

or

Medium Size sample used:

approximately 82g of fingering weight sock yarn in total, 71g of the main colour, and 11g of the contrast

Needles

2.25mm (US 1), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) for magic loop method or DPNs if preferred

Notions

Tapestry needle
3 stitch markers

Gauge

32 sts/46 rounds = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch