These beautifully detailed socks are knitted top-down and were inspired by Avery Erb’s childhood memories: blooming goldenrods, hay bales and Wisconsin prairies that turn yellow at the end of summer. Knitted in a conscious blend of washable Merino wool, alpaca and recycled nylon, our Amble yarn is soft yet durable with an anti-shrinkage Easy-wash treatment. A perfect project for sock lovers.
Starting from the cuff a 1 x 1 half-twisted ribbing precedes a playful and straightforward grass stitch and eyelet pattern. The heel flap is knitted in slipped-stitch ribbing and the 1 x 1 half-twisted ribbing is worked again for the toe. The legs can be knitted to a standard crew length or shortened to ankle length by varying the number of pattern repeats.
Note: The pattern is not included in this kit. You can purchase a copy of 52 Weeks of Socks Vol. II here.
The Fibre Co. Amble (70% Easy-wash Merino wool, 20% Easy-wash alpaca, 10% recycled nylon, 325 m (355 yd) per 100 g hank) in shade Buttermere – 1 (1, 2) hanks.
Photographs show the socks in the shade Buttermere. Choose from any shades of Amble as shown above.
Sizes and measurements:
1 (2, 3)
Finished leg/foot circumference: 18 (20.5, 23) cm [7 (8, 9) in]
Finished foot length (adjustable): 19 (22, 24.5) cm [7.5 (8.75, 9.75) in]
Needles and notions required:
- 2.25mm (US 1) needles
- 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles
- Stitch markers (3)
- Stitch holder or waste yarn
- 1 x 1 half twisted ribbing
- Grass stitch
- Slipped-stitch ribbing
This is an intermediate pattern and includes written instructions.