Scribbly Gum Socks by Helen Stewart

Scribbly Gum Socks

Knitting
July 2021
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
465 yards (425 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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The Scribbly Gum Socks are the 6th and final design in The Handmade Sock Society 4: purchase the collection here.

You’ll find the Scribbly Gum tree almost everywhere in the Australian countryside. Their smooth, golden trunks are etched with nonsense messages: squiggles, scrawls and meandering lines in the bark. They almost look as if they might mean something. These strange doodles are the work of mysterious, almost invisible moths. Not being made of wool, Scribbly Gums don’t seem to mind their artistic little guests, and the distinctive graffiti these moths leave behind only makes the trees more beautiful.

The Scribbly Gum Socks are inspired by the wonderful collaboration between the eucalyptus tree and the secretive Scribbly Moth. They are knit top-down, starting with a 1x1 rib cuff. A fun twisted stitch pattern mimics the iconic scribbles down the front of the leg. The sock is finished with a regular slipped stitch heel flap and gusset and a wedge toe, but of course you can swap them out for your own favourite finishes if you like. The Scribbly Gum Socks pattern includes three sizes.

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

Yarn
Louie & Lola Merino Nylon Sock 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 100g = 425m/465yds, 1 x 100g skein
Colour: Joy

or

Medium Size sample in a UK4/US6/EUR37 used approximately 60g, 255m/279yds of fingering weight sock yarn

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
Stitch markers
Cable needle

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