Sunday, 22 February 2009

Mix n Match - Ready to Wear

  • leftover Noro Kureyon (S185), Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Bosco (3519), and Schachenmayr nomotta Regia (54)
  • 2.5mm DPNs
  • row counter just in case
  • tapestry needle
These are very nice to wear, especially because they are so colourful. They were made to fit my size EU 39 feet, but they could also be worn by someone with 40, perhaps even a size larger than that because they are very stretchy, to my surprise. I know that I will probably not knit striped socks again very soon becauseI hated alternating yarns. It was hard to not get holes into the socks with each colour change.
These are your basic socks, knit as simple as possible. I'll post my notes here so that I remember what exactly I did.
  • CO 8 sts
  • increase till 60 sts
  • 38 rows till gusset increase
  • 26 rows gusset increase
  • work heel decrease over 30 sts: WS: sl1, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1; RS: sl1, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. Reapeat both rows till 14 sts are left
  • pick up 9 sts each side
  • knit sole and ktbl gusset sts; connect heel and rest of sock (ssk/p2tog); continue decrease till back to 60 sts in total
  • 38 rows for the cuff
  • 10 rows k1, p1 ribbing
  • BO loosely


  1. Hallo Nadia!
    Deine Streifensocken sind dir prima gelungen, sie gefallen mir richtig gut!

    Liebe Grüße, Christiane

  2. Tolle Idee, die Farben harmonieren super!!!