I've spent my whole life living in old buildings with draughty wooden floors — there can never be enough thick woolly socks in the wintertime. Worked in a sturdy wool nylon blend in an unusually heavy weight for a sock yarn Hugni will keep your toes warm and should hold up well to be even if you spend as much time sliding down the hallway as I did as a small child.
The cuffs feature a simple stranded colourwork pattern and the contrast colour is used for both heels and toes for a classic boot sock look. The pattern is written in two lengths, with calf shaping on the longer length. Extra squishy heels are worked in a traditional heel stitch pattern combining short row shaping and a gusset for a better fit, especially for high insteps. Hugni is worked from the top down and is given in three sizes.
When swatching, check that your stranded colourwork gauge doesn’t pull in, you may need to use a larger needle for those rnds.
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s[m, l] with directions for two lengths, the longer version has calf shaping. Finished circumferences: 8[9½, 11]" / 20[24, 27]cm around tall cuff and 7[8, 9½]" / 17[20, 24] cm around foot and ankle. Choose a size with approx 1" / 2.5cm of negative ease.
Learn all of the skills you need to make Hugni with our beginner colourwork course. The Stranded Colourwork Basics course is a 4 week self-guided online knitting course, with continued access to the course so that you can return to each chapter for a refresher, again and again, whenever you need.
Size 4 US / 3.5mm dpns or long circular(s) for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.
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