Roller Stripe Socks by Ruth Werwai

Roller Stripe Socks

April 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
306 - 383 yards (280 - 350 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
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The Roller Stripe Socks are featured in the ebook collection: Raincloud & Sage Sock Club Spring. Though they feature R&S Nord, they were designed to be a stash busing project as you’ll need between just 10-20g of your two contrasting colorways.

R&S Sock Club is an ebook collection focusing on socks knit from natural (non-superwash, no nylon) yarns. All the patterns and content is intended to inform & inspire your sock knitting process. This pattern incorporates two of my top tips for knitting socks with no nylon- knitting at a tighter gauge to strengthen the fabric and incorporating an afterthought heel for easy removal and re-knitting at a later date.

The Ebook is available for digital download as a single purchase or as part of a kit (with the Nord yarn required for the pattern) via the Raincloud and Sage Website.

1 skein Raincloud & Sage Nord: 100% wool- 70 German Merino / 30 Ostfriesisches
Milchschaf (350 m / 382 yds- 100 g) (MC)

1 mini skein Raincloud & Sage Nord (20g) (CC1)
1 mini skein Raincloud & Sage Nord (20g) (CC2)

sample shown in size 3, in the colorways Coast (MC), Stonefruit (CC1) & Moorschaf (CC2)

(or approx. 140g heavy fingering weight yarn)

Needles & Notions
Size 2.25 mm / US 1 with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 15”
(or size needed to obtain gauge)
4 stitch markers
A piece of scrap yarn (approx. 15 cm / 6”) for the placement of your heel stitches
darning needle for grafting the toe and weaving in ends
optional: size 2.5 mm / US 1 for heel placement stitches
blocking tools (ex: wool wash, sock blockers or mats & T pins)

Note: This pattern is written for both cuff down and toe up, with an afterthought heel. You can simply choose your own adventure and proceed to the pattern section with the instructions for the body of the sock you’d like to follow. The heel instructions (found at the end of the pattern) are the same for both versions.

Finished Measurements
Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
Cuff Circumference: 19.5 (21, 22.5, 24, 25.5) cm / 7.5 (8, 9, 9.5, 10)”
Foot Circumference: 21.5 (23, 24.5, 26, 27.5)cm / 8.5 (9, 9.5, 10, 11)”
Foot length: Adjustable
Recommended to be worn with 2.5-3 cm / 1-1.25” of negative ease