Sweet or Sassy Socks by Leah Oakley

Sweet or Sassy Socks

December 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette/stranded
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
275 - 340 yards (251 - 311 m)
one size
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Note: This pattern is written for two circular needles and worsted weight wool yarn. Those familiar with sock knitting can easily knit this pattern using their preferred needles.

This sock is a fun way to try your hand at stranded knitting . When finished, you’ll have a charming pair of sweetheart boot socks. This pattern will also walk you step-by-step through the two circular needle process.

Using worsted weight yarn, these socks are a quick knit that any feet would be thrilled to wear. The pattern is offered in one size to allow the knitter to learn the basics of stranded sock knitting on two circular needles.

This pattern provides step-by-step instructions for the intuitive heel turn, how to knit socks on two circular needles, the fitted arch and the Kitchener stitch.

As an added bonus, in addition to the Sweet (hearts), there is a Sassy (bugs) version. Note—The stranded instructions are provided in chart form only.

This pattern has been test knitted.

Skill Required
Knit, purl
Knit in round
K2 TOG and SSK decrease
Stranded knitting

Skill Building
Round Heel
Round or pointed toe
Kitchener stitch
Knitting in round on two circular needles

Gauge = ~6 STS/inch in stockinette; ~7 rows/inch

Sizes/Finished Measurements (one side, lying flat)
~4” lying flat, unstretched (measuring one side)

Yarn - Worsted weight wool/wool blend yarn
MC ~300 yards
CC ~40 yards
Two US 5 (3.75 mm) and two US 7 (4.5 mm)circular needles
(circular or DPN) or size to obtain gauge
Tapestry/chibi needle
Stitch markers—one red and one green

About the Models
SWEET (Hearts)—Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran (MC=Cream and CC=Rum Paradise)
SASSY (Bugs)—Yarn: Navia Faroese Sock Yarn (MC=Medium Grey #503 and CC=White #501)

Super wash yarn is best as it will not felt or shrink.