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  • Cacti - Socks

    Inspired by a close-up view of a cactus plant, these socks are a wonderful combination of cozy ribbing and an eye-catching stitch pattern. Knit up in a slightly speckled yarn as shown in our sample or as a one-color version, they’ll look super good and keep your feet toasty warm!

    The Cacti socks are constructed in the round from the cuff down (on a set of 4 dpns or with a circular needle for magic loop) and designed to both challenge beginner knitters and engage experienced knitters. The pattern features a decorative textured centre panel and an Eye of Partridge heel flap, as well as a heel design that combines traditional Dutch (square) heel and rounded heel techniques for a secure fit. The toe is shaped with decreases at the sides, and finished with Kitchener stitch.

    Designer

    Heidi Reszies

    Yarn

    La Bien Aimée Mondim

    Where to get it

    This pattern is available in Making Stories Magazine Issue 5, Inside Nature.


    Our Yarn Recommendation for the Cacti - Socks:


    Pattern Details:

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

    Finished foot circumference: 15.75 (17.75, 20.25, 21.5, 22.75) cm / 6.25 (7, 8, 8.5, 9)” - recommended to be worn with approximately 2.5 cm / 1” of negative ease.

    Leg length: 12.75 (12.75, 14, 14, 15.25) cm / 5 (5, 5.5, 5.5, 6)” or desired length

    YARN
    La Bien Aimée x Mondim (100% non-superwash wool; 385 metres / 421 yards per 100 g)

    256 (274, 293, 329, 375) metres / 280 (300, 320, 360, 410) yards

    Sample shown is knit in colourway Quail. Charifa wears a size 3 with no ease.

    NEEDLES
    2.25 mm / US 1 dpns (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” instead of double-pointed needles.

    GAUGE
    34 sts x 40 rows = 10 x10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette and textured pattern, after blocking)

    NOTIONS
    • Blocking tools (sock blockers or blocking mat and t-pins)
    • Stitch markers (not needed for size 1 and 2 on dpns)
    • Tape measure
    • Tapestry needle
    • Contributors

    CONTRIBUTORS
    • Model: Charifa Radji
    • Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
    • Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
    • Graphic Design: Camille Romano


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