R and R Socks by Marceline Smith

R and R Socks

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch Unblocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
310 - 405 yards (283 - 370 m)
1(2,3) to fit 7(8,9) in/18(20,23 cm) foot circumference
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Rest and Rejuvenation – a knitted sock journey. I return often to the small canvas and endless possibilities of a knitted sock. Just enough stitches to draw you in, and small enough to knit anywhere. So useful and fun on your feet! This pattern will encourage Rest and Relaxation with every round. This design features a staggered, rhythmic ribbing to create beautiful texture with plain knitting in between to give your brain and hands some rest. Just as in life, you can move confidently forward when you know the path, but it always helps if you enjoy the journey!

Sock Construction: Toe-up, rounded toe, basic gusset heel, patterned instep, ribbed cuff

Sample Yarn shown in the pattern: Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Cast Iron (Color A) and Pumice (Color B); 275 yds /50g per skein.
Estimated yardage requirements: Color A 140(150,175), Color B 170(190,230) yards

Sample Gauge: 28 sts and 44 rows in 4 inches (10 cm) stockinette stitch, unblocked

Sizes: 1(2,3) to fit 7(8,9) in/18(20,23 cm) foot circumference
Sample shown in pattern is Size 2 with 10.5in/26cm foot length, 6 in/115cm leg length and 1.5in/4cm cuff length. Foot, leg and cuff are knit to fit; adding length will increase the yardage needed.

Needles & Notions: US 1.5/2.5mm needle with 32 or 40-inch (80 or 100 cm) cable, tapestry needle, scissors

Foot, leg and cuff are knit to fit; adding length will increase the yardage needed.

I used Brooklyn Tweed Loft for the sample socks shown in the pattern. Thanks to yarn support from Brooklyn Tweed, I was able to try using this yarn for socks, knowing that they will be well used and subject to wear. Loft is a lightweight, woolen spun yarn with moderate texture and some elasticity. It is not traditionally featured as a sock yarn, but I’m very pleased with the way it bloomed after blocking. Pro Tip - I hand-felted the bottom of each sock in the areas where I tend to put the most wear (heels and toes). If you use this yarn, I highly recommend it, keeping this information in mind. You may also want to read more about Brooklyn Tweed worsted and woolen spun selections; there’s great information on their website at this link.

As with all my designs, my hope is that you’ll use this pattern as a guide and then make this project your own.

Please be sure you download the latest version of the pattern, which is designated v2.1