Sun and Moon by Andrea Rangel

Sun and Moon

Knitting
July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
38 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch with smaller needle
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
352 - 443 yards (322 - 405 m)
Finished Foot Circumference: 6.75(7.5, 8.5) in/17(19, 21.5) cm
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A knitted exploration of the sky has to include the sun and the moon. These socks are designed to express whichever energy you’re feeling today. The textured stitch pattern along the legs is not only beautiful and fun to knit, it also adds elasticity to keep your socks fitting comfortably. Sun and Moon colourwork are both simple charts, and they’re interchangeable so you can use either or both!

This pattern was originally the July pattern for the Gauge Dye Works Summer 2019 Yarn + Pattern Club. It’s now available to everyone. It’s included in the SKY collection along with Morning and Evening and Silhouette and Sky. Get the yarn from Gauge Dye Works.

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Finished Measurements
Finished Foot Circumference: 6.75(7.5, 8.5) in/17(19, 21.5) cm

Intended to be worn with about 1 in/2.5 cm of negative ease. Choose a size slightly smaller than the desired foot circumference at the ball of the foot.

Shown in size 7.5 in/19 cm

Yarn
352(392, 443) yd /322(359, 406) m fingering weight yarn

If substituting:
Colour A: 317(353, 400) yd/290(323, 366) m
Colour B: 35(39, 43) yd/32(36, 39) m

Shown in:
Gauge Dye Works CLASSIC: Merino Twist Self Striping

Colour: Sun or Moon; 1 skein

Blocked Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.

38 sts/48 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with smaller needle

Needles & Notions
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Use set double pointed needles, long circular needle for magic loop method, or other preferred small circumference knitting method.

Suggested Size US 0/2 mm needles
Suggested Size US 2/2.75 mm needles

tapestry needle
stitch markers

Skills
working in the round, basic lace using charted or written instructions, colour work from a chart, short row shaping, decreasing, grafting using Kitchener stitch

Photos by Zee Photo.