Vapour Socks by Helen Stewart

Vapour Socks

Knitting
June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
382 yards (349 m)
Small, Medium, Large

The Vapour Socks are the 5th secret pattern to be revealed in The Handmade Sock Society 3: get the collection here!

Clouds wreathing a mountain peak and fog rolling in over the water. The early morning haze in the distance, before the dew dries up. A gentle mist settling on a meadow as the evening draws in. Your own breath, suspended in midair on a frosty walk, and the friendly steam piping from your tea kettle when you come back home. Vapour is transitory and insubstantial by nature. It can play tricks on us: obscure our vision, transform a landscape, appear and disappear in a matter of moments. As fleeting as a fanciful idea and as wonderful, it reminds us that even ordinary things are worth a second look, and that nothing really lasts forever.

The Vapour Socks are a gentle and relaxing project with a delicate but deceptively simple pattern. They begin with a cuff of 1x1 twisted rib, and feature an easy-to-memorise panel of eyelets and airy lace on the front with plain stockinette in back. A snug ribbed heel and wedge toe provide a sturdy foundation for this pretty sock, but it’s always easy to swap in your own favourite heel and toe as you go. As with all Handmade Sock Society patterns, you have three sizes to choose from so you can customise your fit.

Finished measurements:
To fit approx. foot circumference of 7 (8, 9)” /17.5 (20, 22.5) cm

Yarn:
The Wool Barn Cashmere Sock
80% superwash extrafine merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 100g = 350m/383yds,
1 x 100g skein,
Colour: Smitten
Please note that depending on foot length, you may need part of a second skein for the Large size.

or

Medium size sample with 10.5” foot length used approximately 90g, 315m/345yds of fingering weight sock yarn

Needles
2.25mm (US 1), 100cm (40”) long
circular needles (or size to obtain
gauge) for magic loop method or
DPNs if preferred

Notions
Tapestry needle
2 stitch markers

Gauge
32 sts/46 rounds = 10 cm (4”) in
stockinette stitch