Waves and Wires by Rachel Leggett

Waves and Wires

by Rachel Leggett
Knitting
May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in St st
US 0 - 2.0 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
M (L): 8.25 (9.5)” foot and leg circumference.
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Knit from the toe up with an afterthought heel and optional gusset for high insteps, Waves and Wires are a great way to use those larger sock leftovers you have lying around. Choose two yarns with high contrast to make a statement with these fun chevron socks, or go for lower contrast for a pretty, subtle effect. This pattern would also look great in a mini skein set, if you can handle all the ends!

Yarn
200yd / 50g of fingering weight yarn in a main color.
200yd / 50g of fingering weight yarn in a contrast color.
Fingering weight waste yarn.

Gauge
8.5 stitches and 12 rows per inch in Stockinette stitch.

Needles
US 0 / 2mm circular needles or set of DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge).

Finished Measurements
M (L): 8.25 (9.5)” foot and leg circumference.
Length and height are adjustable.
Choose a size that will fit with up to about 0.5” of negative ease.

Construction
These socks are knit from the toe up. After knitting the foot, you will insert waste yarn for the heel and continue knitting the leg. After binding off the cuff, needles are inserted into the live stitches around the waste yarn, the waste yarn is removed, and an afterthought heel is worked in the round, finishing with Kitchener stitch.

This pattern has been test knitted.