Star of the Snow socks by Stone Knits

Star of the Snow socks

January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
405 - 427 yards (370 - 390 m)
Small, Medium or Large
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`Star of the snow' flower, better known as the Edelweiss is the inspiration behind this colourwork sock pattern which was originally designed as part of the 'work-along' for the Swiss yarn festival.

These socks are knit from the cuff down with a 1 x 1 ribbed cuff, an eye of partridge heel-flap and gusset (however any sock heel can substitute this) and has a section of colourwork on the leg, followed by a simple ribbed stitch pattern on the foot.

This pattern is written in English and has step by step written instructions.

Needle size is chosen according to the size required and gauge for the colourwork section.
•Small (foot circumference 19-20cm) 2.25mm (US1) needles, 38sts x 40 rounds 10cm
•Medium (foot circumference 21-22cm) 2.5mm (US1.5) needles, 34sts x 38 rounds 10cm
•Large (foot circumference 23-24cm) 2.75mm (US2) needles, 32sts x 36 rounds 10cm

Foot length is easily adjustable.

Yarn required
Any fingering weight 4ply sock yarn. Approximately 390m (426yds) in total.
Yarn used for both samples are from Lang Yarns Jawoll Superwash, 75% wool, 25% nylon

Blue sample:

  • Main Colour: Acqua 372 252m/275yds 65g
  • Contrast Colour 1: Anthrazit mélange 070 60m/65.6yds 15g
  • Contrast Colour 2: Olive 098 42m/45yds 10g
  • Contrast Colour 3: White 001 15m/14yds 5g
  • Contrast Colour 4: Gold yellow 249 10m/11.2yds 2g

Pink sample.

  • Main Colour: Old Rose 248 252m/275yds 65g
  • Contrast Colour 1: Dark grey 003 60m/65.6yds 15g Contrast Colours 2, 3 and 4: same colours and amounts as blue sample.

This pattern uses the magic loop circular needle method (but can be knit with dpns). This pattern has been test knitted.