Worked toe up in worsted weight yarn, these socks are more like cozy slippers for relaxing in front of a warm fire. The foot is worked in a Fair Isle pattern reminiscent of migrating geese and the leg is a cushy combination of ribbing and cabling. The 1x1 ribbing on the sides of the legs serve to create a very stretchy top that fits a variety of sizes.
7 (8, 9)” foot circumference and 81/2 (91/2, 103/4)” long from back of heel to
tip of toe. Socks shown measure 8”.
Malabrigo Rios (100% superwash merino wool; 210 yd [192 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]):
#RIO063 natural (cream; MC), 2 skeins; #RIO121 marte (red; CC), 1 skein.
Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the
Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
GAUGE 24 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in St st on smaller needles; 24 sts and 23 rnds = 4” in
stranded patt on larger needles.
These socks are worked in the round from the toe up with a heel flap. When making stitches in the gusset always pick up a CC ladder. The colorwork chart is worked using the stranded method. Always pick up the first color over the second and pick up the second color from under the first; this will prevent tangling. Keep floats loose.