Vanilla Silk Socks by Ruth Werwai

Vanilla Silk Socks

April 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
437 - 667 yards (400 - 610 m)
1 (2, 3)
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The Vanilla Silk Socks are featured in the ebook collection: Raincloud & Sage Sock Club Spring. They feature both one skein of R&S Nord and one skein of We Are KAL Journey yarn held double, switching out the MC and CC of Nord to achieve the marled effect on the heels, cuffs & toes.

R&S Sock Club is an ebook collection focusing on socks knit from natural (non-superwash, no nylon) yarns. All the patterns and content is intended to inform & inspire your sock knitting process. This pattern incorporates one of my top tips for knitting socks with no nylon- holding a wool yarn double with another natural fiber (silk) to add more durability.

The Ebook is available for digital download as a single purchase or as part of a kit (with the Nord yarn required for the pattern) via the Raincloud and Sage Website.

1 skein Raincloud & Sage Nord: 100% wool- 70 Merino / 30 Ostfriesisches Milchschaf (350 m / 382 yds- 100 g), shown in the colorway Moorschaf (MC1)

1 mini skein Raincloud & Sage Nord: 100% wool- 70 Merino / 30 Ostfriesisches Milchschaf (20g), shown in the colorway Coast (CC)

1 skein We are KAL Journey: 65% Lambswool, 35% Eri Silk (160 m / 40g), shown in the undyed white colorway(MC2)

or 100g of fingering weight yarn (MC1), approx. 50g of light fingering (MC2) both in similar colors & 20g of fingering in a different color (CC)

Note: you will be holding these two yarns double to knit the socks. The light fingering (Journey /MC2) will be used throughout the whole sock along with the fingering (Nord) in MC1 for the body and in CC for the heels, cuffs & toes.

Needles & Notions
Size 2.75 mm / US 2 with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 15”
(or size needed to obtain gauge)
darning needle for grafting the toe and weaving in ends
blocking tools (ex: wool wash, sock blockers or mats & T pins)

Note: This pattern is written for magic loop, though can of course be knitted using either DPN’s or 9” circular needles, or your preferred method for knitting in the round.

Finished Measurements
Size 1 (2)
Cuff Circumference: 20.5 cm / 8’ (23.5 cm / 9’)
Foot Circumference: 22 cm / 8.75’ (25 cm / 10’)
Foot length: Adjustable
Recommended to be worn with 2.5-3 cm/ 1-1.25” of negative ease

30 stitches & 42 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches, in stocking stitch, after blocking