String of Bobbles Socks by Zsuzsanna Orthodoxou

String of Bobbles Socks

March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 437 yards (274 - 400 m)
To fit a ball circumference of 21 (22.5, 24) cm / 8.5 (9, 9.5)”. EU 36-37 (38-39, 40-41) • UK 3.5-4 (5-5.5, 6.5-7) • US 5.5-6 (7-8, 8.5-9)
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Another simple, yet very elegant pair of socks. The pattern is fun to knit and easy-to-follow, it allows you to relax and forget everything around you and get into the flow while you’re knitting.
The String of Bobbles Socks are knitted from the cuff down to the toe. Cast on for the cuff, using one of my favourites, the Estonian Cast-on method. Work the leg of the socks, then the French heel, turn the heel using some short rows and start decreasing to create the gussets. Finish the socks with the Short, Medium or Long Standard Toe.
The pattern is suitable for novice knitters.

New! The pattern includes shoe sizes with exact foot length measurements as a guide, when the foot cannot be measured, e. g. for gift knitting!

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Finished sock circumference
18.5 (20, 21.5) cm / 7.5 (8, 8.5)” (Note: for a snug fit, the socks are intentionally 2.5 cm / 1” smaller, for all sizes, than the wearer’s foot circumference).

Finished sock leg length
20.75 (23.5, 26.5) cm / 8.25 (9.5, 10.5)” adjustable

Finished sock foot length
21.5 (23, 24.25) cm / 8.5 (9, 9.5)” adjustableor a snug fit, the socks are intentionally 1.25 cm / 0.5” shorter than the wearer’s foot.

Suggested yarn
1 skein of Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Rambla Sur (A9630) colourway, 75% superwash merino wool, 25% polyamide, approx. 100 g / 425 m / 465 yds per skein; or approx. 251 (315, 366) m / 274 (344, 400) yds of fingering or sock weight yarn that gives you gauge. (Yardage includes 15% of extra yarn).

• 2.5 mm / US 1.5, or size needed to obtain gauge. Length of circular needle used for sample is 80 cm / 32” long, however you can choose the length according to your preference.

• 3 stitch markers
• row counter
• blunt tapestry needle
• scissors
• sock blockers (not required but would be useful)

28 sts and 44 rnds = 10 cm / 4” over Stocking stitch pattern. Gauge swatch worked on size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 needles, in the round and measured after blocking.

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.

The pattern is available for In - Store Sales.

Enjoy the knitting and wear with pride♡