Sporty Shorties by Melissa Kemmerer

Sporty Shorties

Knitting
December 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
107 - 175 yards (98 - 160 m)
Child (Preteen, Adult Small - Medium, Adult Large, Adult XL)
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This pattern can be found in issue eleven of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through Nomadic Knits or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

While tall and cozy socks are a staple for many knitters, both in their knitting projects and sock drawers, short socks are wonderfully versatile for warm weather. Not to mention how incredibly fast these fly off the needles! Short rows on the back of the ankle keep the socks from slipping down inside your shoes. Stripes are added at the arch to give them a sporty feel, but leave them out if you’d like to stockinette on autopilot through the foot.

Check out my matching Sporty Wristbands!

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5); Child (Preteen, Adult Small - Medium, Adult Large, Adult XL).

Finished foot circumference: 5.5 (6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5)”/ 14 (16.5, 19, 21.5, 24)cm.

Needles: US 1/ 2.25 mm or size to obtain gauge, in preferred sock needles.

Gauge: 32 sts and 48 rnds = 4”/ 10cm over Stockinette stitch.

Yarn: fingering weight:
MC: 80 (90, 100, 110, 125) yards/ 74 (83, 92, 101, 115) meters;
CC1: 15 (18, 20, 25, 30) yards/ 14 (17, 19, 23, 28) meters;
CC2: 12 (14, 16, 18, 20) yards/ 11 (13, 15, 17) meters.

Exact yardage will vary based on foot length.

Notions: stitch markers, brightly contrasting scrap yarn, tapestry needle.

Samples knit in: Seismic Yarn and Dyeworks Seismic Butter Sock (85% Extra Fine superwash Merino, 15% nylon; 437 yards/ 100g) in Better Days are Coming, Daly City Birthday Party, I’m Seven Now!, and Party All Night as main colors, with Pretty Pretty Princess Mini Skein Set for contrast colors.