Skimmer Socks Revisited by Sheila Toy Stromberg

Skimmer Socks Revisited

May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
125 - 185 yards (114 - 169 m)
Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, Extra-Extra Large)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern will fit a wide range of feet, from large children through every adult size imaginable! You will need to know the arch circumference and the foot length of the wearer before you get started.
Due to the popularity of this pattern, I decided to add a tutorial video so that those who are beginners to toe-up sock patterns don’t get lost along the way. I will walk you through ever step. See the tutorial here: .

Sizes: Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, Extra-Extra Large) to measure an actual arch circumference of 5.75” (6.75”, 7.75”, 8.75”, 9.75”, 10.75”)/14.5 (17, 19.5, 22, 25, 27.5) cm. (See diagram at right.)

Yarn: 125 (135, 145, 155, 170, 185) yards/115 (125, 130, 140, 155, 170) meters of sock weight yarn. This is a great pattern to use up scraps and odd bits of yarn! Sample shown in Hedgehog Fibres Sock Minis colorways Harajuku and Boom Box.

Needles: Size US 1 / 2.25 mm circular needles or double-point needles and size US 0/2 mm circular or double-point needles, or size needed to obtain gauge plus 1 size smaller. If you are more comfortable working with size US 2/2.75 mm needles for the main needles and don’t get gauge, make sure you bump down 1 – 2 sock sizes than what you’d normally pick.

Gauge: 32 – 34 stitches x 40 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch.

Notions: 1 locking stitch marker, a small stitch holder, and a tapestry needle.

Techniques: Knitting in the round, Judy’s magic cast-on, basic increase and decreases, short rows (wrap and turn), and picking up stitches. This is an appropriate pattern for experienced knitters who are beginners to sock knitting.

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