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DANCING SKIES

During lockdown in the UK in 2020 and without a garden, all I was able to do was look up. Look up towards the sky. Look up and watch as the clouds dance high above me. And then all that’s left was to come back down to earth. The colour and texture of these socks is designed to show the contrast between land and sky, between sky and cloud and the effortless dance between them shown within the cable.

Design: Emily Joy Rickard | Yarn: The Fibre Co.

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These socks are knit cuff down, featuring a 2x2 rib with a colourwork cable, and a contrasting short row heel and toe.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

Finished foot circumference: 16 (17, 19, 21, 24) cm / 6.25 (6.75, 7.5, 8.25, 9.5)” – recommended to be worn with 2.5-4 cm / 1-1.5” of negative ease.

Yarn

The Fibre Co. Amble (70% Easy-wash Merino Wool, 20% Easy-wash Alpaca, 10% recycled nylon, 325 m / 355 yds per 100 g)

C1: 75 (85, 100, 115, 140) metres / 80 (95, 105, 125, 150) yards

C2: 55 (65, 75, 85, 105) metres / 60 (70, 80, 95, 110) yards

C3: 35 (45, 50, 60, 70) metres / 40 (45, 55, 65, 75) yards

Sample shown is knit in colourways White Heather (C1), Eden Valley (C2), and Buttermere (C3). Susi wears a size 3 with 4.25 cm / 1.75” of negative ease.

Needles

2.25 mm / US 1 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

This pattern uses the magic loop technique. To use double-pointed needles, divide sts between 4 needles evenly.

Gauge

38 sts x 48 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in colourwork cable stitch, after blocking)

  • Foot circumference: 16 (17, 19, 21, 24) cm / 6.25 (6.75, 7.5, 8.25, 9.5)”

  • Foot length: 19.5 (20, 22, 23, 25) cm / 7.75 (8, 8.75, 9, 9.75)” (customisable)

  • Leg length: 13 cm / 5.25” (customisable)

  • Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
  • Model: Susi Schneider
  • Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
  • Graphic Design: Camille Romano

Check out these fabulous dancing skies projects:

elena62's Dancing Skies

cafette's Dancing Skies

mrssutmakes' Dancing Skies


Dancing Skies is one of the 12 wearable, modern patterns featured in

Issue 6 of Making Stories Magazine.

Issue 6 is available through our webshop in print and digital as well as in a subscription, through our Ravelry store as a digital version and our stockists.