Rakkaus

Toe-up striped socks with afterthought heel
Classic striped socks worked from the toe up with contrast toes and heels. The stripes are worked using the helix method. It's a surprisingly easy to work technique that takes advantage of the fact that knitting in the round is really a spiral to avoid any visible jog when changing colours. The heels are worked using my favourite method—afterthought heels with gusset shaping that seems to fit all foot shapes well. Ten sizes are included from toddler to large men's so you can make them for everyone on your list. 

Details

Gauge

24 sts and 38 rnds = 4" / 10cm in st st in the round

Sizing

10 sizes included, from US sizes C3.5– M15] / EU sizes 19–48.

Finished circumference: 4[4¾, 5¼, 6] (6¾, 7¼, 8) [8¾, 9¼, 10]” / 10[11.5, 13.5, 15] (16.5, 18.5, 20) [21.5, 23.5, 25] cm Finished length: 4¾[5½, 6¼, 7] (7¾, 8½, 9¼) [10, 10¾, 11½]” / 19[21.5, 25, 27.5] (31, 33.5, 36.5) [40, 42.5, 46] cm

Supplies

Yarn

Sturdy sport weight yarn with good memory, wool or wool nylon blends are ideal.
Shown in Tukuwool Sock (80% Finnish wool, 20% nylon, 175yds / 160m, 50g)

Needles and notions

Size US 2 ½ / 3mm dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd
Size US 2 / 2.75mm dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd


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