Something Different No-Purl Socks by Lynn DT Hershberger
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Something Different No-Purl Socks

Knitting
June 2015
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
Knit to Fit
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A toe-up, no-swatch, any-gauge, knit-to-fit design. Try something new!

Many, many photos to walk you through new techniques. Even a link to a video I recorded to support the pattern if you learn best that way.

This would be a perfect project for firm handspun yarn with mohair or silk in it for strength.

  • Circular cast on at toe
  • Historical Turkish/Eastern Thumb-Joint afterthought heel
  • No-purl smooth stockinette fabric
  • Garter-made-with-a-Twist for no-roll cuff edging

Construction: Toe up on 5 double-pointed needles (4 holding, 1 working); begun with circular cast on. Subtle swirl shaping on toe and heel. Replaceable heel.

Needle Size: At least one size smaller than the ball band of your yarn specifies, especially when using sweater yarns. Dense fabric wears longer.
Yarn/Needle size guidelines:

  • 4-6 US/ 3.5—4mm for Aran-weight yarn
  • 3 to 5 US (3.25—3.75mm) for worsted
  • 2‑1/2 to 4 US (3—3.5mm) for DK weight
  • 1 to 2-1/2 US (2.25—3mm)for sport weight
  • 0 to 1-1/2 (2—2.5mm)for fingering/sockweight;

I knit tightly, so you might choose a size smaller yet.
Adjust if you don’t have a comfortable yet dense fabric.

Yarn types: Wool or wool-blend, or other warm yarn in DK, Worsted or Aran weight (ball band will specify 5.5 to 4.5 st/inch). 100gm is plenty up to Ladies’ Large. Larger sizes and thicker yarn take more yarn by weight. Wool blended with nylon, silk or mohair tends to wear longest.
Extras: Large-eyed needle with sharp point. One yard of smooth, contrasting yarn in same weight.

Note: Early text here mis-identified the name of the afterthought heel in the pattern.