Shenanifriends Socks by Cori Eichelberger

Shenanifriends Socks

June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in slightly stretched, colorwork and ribbed texture
US 1 - 2.25 mm
280 - 450 yards (256 - 411 m)
SIZES:To fit foot circumference with 1" (2.5 cm) of negative ease: 8 (8.5, 9.0, 9.5)(10, 10.5, 11)" [20 (21.5, 23, 24)(25, 26.5, 28) cm]
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The socks you wear when you’re out engaging in shenanigans with your knitting friends. This sock is a simple twisted stitch pattern done over a four row repeat. It’s easy enough to do in the company of rambunctious friends, but has enough interest in the colorwork cuff, heel and toe to make it beautiful to wear in said company and receive a raucous cacophony of compliments. “My, what glorious socks you’re wearing!” Choose your favorite color and that of your best friend and cast on together or make a pair in their favorite colors. Everyone needs a Shenanfriend!

There is a Youtube tutorial for Cori’s 2-color longtail cast on here: link text

There is a Youtube tutorial for the Twisted Knit stitch here: link text

FINISHED SIZES:Circumference around foot: 7”(7.5, 8.0, 8.5)(9, 9.5, 10) 18 (19, 20.5, 21.5)(23, 24, 26.5) cm
Leg Length: 7” (17.5 cm) or as desired.

YARN: Fingering-weight (approximately 435 yards to 100 g): Most sizes can be knit with a typical 100 g skein of fingering weight yarn for MC and approximately 75-90 yards of the contrast color. The largest sizes, especially if knit for long feet, may require an extra skein.

Sample #1, top of photo (9.5” circumference, 9.25” long) was knit with 2 Guys Yarn Co. (80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 435 yds (398 m) per 100 g) in MC: French Toast (270 yds) and Malabrigo Sock (100% merino wool, 440 yds (402 m) per 100 g) CC: 63 Natural (60 yds).

Sample #2, middle of photo (9.5” circumference, 8.75” long) was knit with Regia 4-fadig (75% wool, 25% nylon, 230 yds (210 m) per 50 g) in MC: 90 Grey (280 yds) and CC: 2747 Burgundy (75 yds).

Sample #3, bottom of photo (10” circumference, 9” long) was knit with Hedgehog Fibers Sock (80% BFL wool, 20% nylon, 399 yds/365 m) per 100 g) in MC: Exploding Peacock (310 yards) and Malabrigo Sock (100% merino wool, 440 yds (402 m) per 100 g) CC: Light of Love (65 yds).

SUGGESTED SUBSTITUTIONS: I highly recommend a bright colored tweed or speckled yarn for these socks, there are several dyers with beautiful options right now.

SKILLS USED: 2 color cast-on; simple stranded colorwork; mock cables; grafting

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.