Pattern release - Interlocking Circles
These socks feature a bold geometric pattern- challenge your colourwork skills with three colours; wrapping floats is optional as the longest will be five stitches. Made in a cosy blend of wool and alpaca, with the added warmth of colourwork, these socks will keep you super snug. This pattern is worked from the top down with a short row heel.
Needles: 2.25 mm / US 1 either double pointed needles or circular(s). 2.5 mm / US 1 ½ either double pointed needles or circular(s).
Yarn: MC - 50 (55, 60, 70) (80, 90, 100) g 4 ply / sock / fingering weight yarn. CC1 – 20 (20, 25, 30) (30, 40, 40) g 4 ply / sock / fingering weight yarn. CC2 - 10 (15, 15, 20) (20, 25, 25) g 4 ply / sock / fingering weight yarn. Sample shown in: The Fibre Co. Amble; 70% Easywash Merino wool / 20% Easy-wash alpaca / 10% recycled nylon; 325 m per 100 g MC - Heathland CC1 - Walk Me Home CC2 – Castlerigg
These socks can be worked with colourwork on the leg only – you will need approximately half the amount of CC1 and CC2, and an extra 10-20 g of MC.
Notions: Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers.
Skills: Cast on, working in the round, knit, purl, colourwork, working flat, short rows (instructions given), decreasing stitches, grafting, weaving in ends.
Gauge: 36 stitches and 35 rounds over 10 cm / 4” in stockinette colourwork pattern using larger needles, measured after blocking.
Sizing: Pattern gives stitch counts for XXS (XS, S, M)(L, XL, XXL) adult size. The colourwork will reduce the stretch of the knitted fabric; you will cast on a larger number of stitches than for a plain sock in the same size. Sample shows size M on a UK 5 foot.