I named these socks after my great-aunt Cotty. When I first learned to knit she requested just one thing... a pink lace cashmere scarf. She loved all things lace and cashmere! She passed away two years ago, before I had truly fallen for both sock knitting and cashmere.
I think she would have loved these, and would have requested a pair in pink for her birthday in May.
The Plucky Knitter MCN Sport, colorway Early Light
Now, as most of you know, as much as I love the merino cashmere nylon sock yarns lately, my heart truly belongs to Socks that Rock. My goal with these socks were to design a pattern that worked well with both semi-solid yarns and variegated yarns. I think I worked it out!
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight
shown in one of my favorite colorways from Camp Knittyhaha
Notes: Instructions are written for a cuff-down sock. However, they can easily be modified to a toe-up pattern. Sizes are provided for either a sport/dk weight yarn or a fingering weight yarn.
Yarn: 250 yards of sport/dk weight yarn is enough for up to a women’s size 8 ½ -9 shoe size. There was approximately 1 yard of yarn leftover. If knitting for a longer sock, you will need either a second skein, or modify the pattern by knitting a shorter cuff (e.g., 5” instead of 6”). Shown in The Plucky Knitter Merino Cashmere Nylon Sport, 250 yards/skein; 1 skein colorway Early Light for sport size; or 350 yards of fingering weight yarn. Shown in BMFA Socks that Rock mediumweight, 380 yards/skein; 1 skein colorway Beached for fingering size.
Needles: Size US 3 (3.25mm) or size to obtain gauge for sport size; Size US 1.5 (2.5mm) or size to obtain gauge for fingering size
Gauge: 24 sts = 4” over st st for sport size or 28 sts = 4” over st st for fingering size
Size: adult women’s average/medium
Finished measurements: 8” foot circumference; 6” approximate leg length
Available for purchase here!
As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions at irishgirlieknits AT gmail DOT com