Z is for Zebra Socks by Emma L K

Z is for Zebra Socks

June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 2 inches
in Stranded zebra pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
320 - 360 yards (293 - 329 m)
Adult S (7"), Adult M (8"), Adult L (9")
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These funky zebra print socks are knit cuff down with an afterthought heel, making it easier to concentrate on the stranded colorwork pattern without worrying about shaping the heel.

Suggested yarn: Allison Barnes Yarn: Basic Sock
Yardage is for one pair of Adult Medium socks with a length of 9.5”. You may need more/less for larger/smaller socks
• White (MC): 200 yards (Colorway- “Bare it All”)
• Black (CC) - 140 yards (Colorway- “Paint it Black”)
• Waste yarn (18”) in a different contrasting color for heel placement

The stranded zebra pattern is a simple 8-stitch repeat and is provided in chart form. It is even simple enough for colorwork beginners! The pattern is written for ankle-length socks, but the leg can easily be lengthened by adding repeats of the zebra pattern.

If you are new to the afterthought heel, I found these two videos very helpful:

  1. Afterthought heel part 1: https://knitpurlhunter.com/blog/afterthought-heel-part-1/

  2. Afterthought heel part 2: https://knitpurlhunter.com/blog/afterthought-heel-part-2/.

Also, if you are struggling picking up the heel stitches/floats this tutorial is very helpful. It’s for an afterthought thumb, but the general idea is the same: http://maryjanemucklestone.com/all-thumbs/