Top down socks with shapely contrast colour toes and heels. The afterthought heels are innovatively shaped with 4 sets of decreases, to cup the base of the heel like a traditional heel turn. Stitches are increased while placing stitches on hold for the heel, so that there are enough stitches on the sole to wrap around the instep. These are then decreased as for a traditional gusset. Step by step photos are provided for removing the holding yarn and setting up the heel to insure a neat, hole free result.
Directions are given for the asymmetric toes shown, as well as a traditional symmetrical toe. Lumineux features a simple but impactful textured pattern that’s almost as easy to work as ribbing and which doesn’t fight with speckled yarns. The toes and heel work equally well on a vanilla sock, so directions are included for working the whole sock in stockinette. Each pattern comes with a pdf download code.
Small, medium and large to fit foot circumference of 8, 9 or10 inches (20,23 or 25 cm)
|Suggested needle size
||Preferred needle size for small diameter knitting: 2.25mm|
|Weight of yarn
||4-ply weight yarn
||Sock yarn in two colours.
270[305, 345]yds / 245[280, 315]m of MC
70[80, 95]yds / 65[75, 85]m of CC
|Tension||32 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches in st st in the round|
|Other items needed
Stitch markers and waste yarn; darning / yarn needle.
Any 4-ply sock yarn, but HeyJay merino sock yarn is recommended and available at http://www.theyarncafe.com/hey-jay-merino-sock-yarn-bundle/