Rakkaus — Ysolda

£2.50

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.

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: H21 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.

Suggested retail £4.50