Spellbound Sunset Socks by Karen Moffett

Spellbound Sunset Socks

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
197 - 235 yards (180 - 215 m)
S-M (7.5-8.75"), L (9-10") around ball of foot
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The Tale: Anya’s sister Staci had made a gorgeous stole for her, as a congratulations present for her when she’d gotten her invitation letter from the wizarding school. Anya was now knitting a pair of socks in the same lace pattern as the stole, as a thank you for the cherished gift. She let her mind wander as she knit, thinking of her adored big sister, confidante, and friend. (Read part II of Staci and Anya’s Tale in the sock pattern!)

The Design:
This toe-up pattern uses German short rows to create a seamless, snug-fitting toe and heel without picking up stitches! German short rows are possibly the easiest to learn and to work, because there are no wrap and turn stitches, and no holes when you’re done! The lace work on the top of the foot continues around the leg after working the heel, and transitions into a spiral ribbing and an optional picot bind-off to top it all off. The length of the foot and the leg are customized to fit as you go. A short-row heel like the one used in this pattern is a relatively snug fit. If you prefer a roomier heel, you can substitute your favorite heel as you come to that part of the pattern. These snug and cozy but not-too-warm socks are sure to become some of your go-to faves!

Yarn Used in Sample:
Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Multi, Lovejoy, 357 y/3.53 oz (326 m/100 g); 80% wool,
20% nylon/polyamide.

Yardage Used:
197.2 y (1.95 oz), 180.3 m (55 g) for S/M anklets,
235.6 y (2.33 oz), 215.2 m (66 g) for S/M full sock

Other Notions:
Waste yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast on, needle for weaving in ends.

Skill Level Intermediate:
Simple lace, working in the round, short row toe and heel.

Stitches Used:
ds = double stitch, k, k2tog, k3tog, mds = make double stitch, p, yo.

Special thanks to my fabulous tech editor, Linda Brown of Tabatha Thomas Studio, and to my awesome test knitting dragon, Christy Furlan, yarningforwhimsy. Check out Christy’s gorgeous socks at the link above! Epic thanks to Linda and Christy for helping me make this the best pattern possible!


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