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. 

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. 

  • Gauge

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

    Sizing

    Finished circumference:

    4[4¼, 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, 8 ½, 9¼) [10, 10¾, 11½]" / 19[21.5, 25, 27.5] (31, 33.5, 36.5) [40, 42.5, 46]cm

    To fit shoe sizes of approximately:

    US sizes C3.5-C5.5[C6-C8, C8.5-C10.5, C11-C12.5] (C13-C2, C2.5-W5, W6-W8) [W9/M7-W12/M9, M10-M12, M13-M15] / EU sizes 19-21[22-24, 25-27, 28-30] (31-33, 34-36, 37-39) [40-42, 43-45, 46-48]

    Shown in size W6-W8 / EU 37-39

    VERSION INFORMATION

    rakkaus_v1.1.pdf

  • YARN

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

    C1: H27 Tyyni
    C2: 06 Ruura
    C3: H20 Repo

    C1: 35[45, 55, 70] (85, 105, 125) [150, 165, 190] yds / 30[40, 50, 65] (80, 95, 115) [135, 150, 175]m
    C2: 50[65, 85, 110] (135, 160, 190) [230, 260, 300] yds / 45[60, 80, 100] (125, 145, 175) [210, 240, 275]m
    C3: 10[15, 20, 25] (35, 40, 45) [55, 60, 70] yds / 10[15, 20, 25] (30, 35, 40) [50, 55, 65]m 

    C1: 1[1, 1, 1] (1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 2] skeins
    C2: 1[1, 1, 1] (1, 1, 2) [2, 2, 2] skeins
    C3: 1[1, 1, 1] (1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 1] skein

    When working stripes you’ll use 2 strands of C2. Either split the skein into 2 equally sized balls or work from both the inside and outside of a centre pull ball. 

    NEEDLES

    Size US 2½ / 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

  • Swatching in the round

    Tubular bind-off

     




Details

Gauge

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

Sizing


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


Version information