Scrapix by Jo Shaw

Scrapix

by Jo Shaw
Knitting
November 2020
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
200 - 359 yards (183 - 328 m)
To fit 15.5 [18, 20, 23, 25]cm / 6 [7, 8, 9, 10]”/ foot circumference.
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for £4.80 GBP buy it now

The “portmanteau” Scrapix (or Scrappy Helix Socks) are worked using scraps of yarn, faded together using helical knitting to prevent any seam or jog. They are worked toe-up, allowing complete versatility on the yarn you use. Just keep going until you use up all your yarn or until the desired length. There are 3 different toe options, so you can make the perfect sock for you (with guidance on which to choose).

SIZE
Extra Small, (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large)
To fit 15.5 18, 20, 23, 25cm / 6 (7, 8, 9, 10)”/ foot circumference.
Finished dimensions = 13.75 (16, 18.25, 20.5, 23)cm / 5½ (6¼, 7¼, 8¼, 9)” circumference.

GAUGE
36 stitches by 50 rounds = 10cm (4”) in stocking stitch. Check your gauge.

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
2.25 mm (US Size 1) needles for working in the round in preferred method for circular knitting; or size to obtain gauge.
(Note: It is difficult to start a toe-up sock on DPNs as the initial rounds are very tight to work on DPNs, preferably work these initial rows on a circular needle and change to DPNs after these are worked)
Stitch markers x 2
Darning needle

YARN
Any amounts of 4ply/fingering weight yarn in a composition suitable for socks.

Guidance meterage for sock with length of leg shown
For UK Size 5 (US Size 7)
182 (215, 241, 274, 298)m / 200 (236, 265, 301, 328)yds
For UK Size 11 (US Size 12)
199 (235, 264, 300, 326)m / 219 (258, 290, 329, 359)yds

The sample pair shown used 5 different colours of approximately 10g - 42m (46yds) each - 50g total for both socks.
They were worked to the Medium size and are UK Size 5 (US 7) length.
Yarn used in sample is Norah George Super Sock
(100g; 425m (465yds); 75% wool, 25% nylon) 4ply/fingering weight. Colourways are from the Norah George Advent Calendar 2017

The beauty of the toe-up construction with scraps is you can stop the sock when you run out of yarn, as long as you have completed the heel.

TECHNIQUES USED IN THE PATTERN:

  • Knit and purl
  • Slip stitches
  • Working in the round
  • Helical knitting (written tips and video tutorials included)
  • Increases (m1l, m1r, m1p)
  • Decreases (ssk, k2tog, p2tog)
  • German Short Rows (video tutorial included)
  • Judy’s Magic Cast-On (video tutorial included)