Sweater Weather Socks by Tabitha Gandee

Sweater Weather Socks

November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
XS, S, M, L
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This pattern is designed to be knit CUFF DOWN, but can be knit TOE-UP if so desired. For cuff down socks, I ALWAYS recommend using the German Twisted Cast-On. It produces a very neat but also stretchy edge. It is my go-to for socks.

I love knitting this pattern with 9” circular needles, but they’re definitely not necessary. (Please be aware that if you do use 9” circular needles, an additional needle with a longer cord or DPN’s in the same size will be necessary for knitting the toe.)

This pattern is written with an AFTERTHOUGHT HEEL, but any heel may be substituted. The method I describe in the instructions does not use waste yarn and includes cutting into your knitting after the rest of the sock is complete. I love this method because I’ve never had any holes at the corners when using it, and the heels always feel very sturdy.

Both Written Instructions and Charted Instructions are included for each size.