About the Pattern

This time I mean business! I've now knitted so many pairs of cuff down socks I thought it was about time to knit a pair toes up!

The initial setting up is a bit fiddly but I have made the pattern easy so that there is only one repeat per needle. This means that you know exactly where you are in the round without having to use stitch markers.

The yarn I've used here is Woolhunter Alpamayo (90% Fine Alpaca/10% Nylon) and the colourway used is Counting Sheep. These socks are extremely lightweight but superbly warm.

How it's done

I made these socks using 50 grams of handpainted Woolhunter Alpamayo Sock/fingering yarn. This will make one pair of women's medium sized socks for shoe size 4-7/US 6-9. Finished foot length is approx 9½ inches but this can be adjusted by knitting extra/less rows to suit your feet. Similarly the finished foot circumference is 8 inches. You may need more yarn for a larger foot size.

Tension/Gauge is 8 Stitches per inch in stockinette stitch using 1 set (5 pins) of double pointed 2.5 mm/US 1-3 needles. You may wish to adjust the needles up or down to get the correct gauges.

You will also need 1 further spare DPN needle size 2.5 mm (or similar size) for holding stitches and 1 Tapestry needle.

This pattern is for sale from the Woolhunter shop. I can either send it through the post or electronically in pdf format.

Note - pdf files require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is available as a free download from the Adobe website by clicking here. Note that this file is about 20Mb !

If you can't find what you are looking for or you have a question about this pattern or for suggestions for other yarns that might be suitable for this pattern please contact me via the Feedback Form as I may be working on something. More patterns will follow in the near future as soon as my fingers can knit them and then type them out so please do visit again soon.

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