From Natalie Sheldon, the designer: "When I hear the word “campfire” I immediately think of our rustic camp in the woods. We often build a campfire to cook up our meals, heat our water, or just to relax and enjoy the evening.
To me, campfires evoke a feeling of calm, quiet solitude – a back-to-basics feeling away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. I hope knitting (and wearing) these socks brings you the same feeling.”
This pattern is worked top-down, in the round, beginning with a long-tail cast on and 2 x 2 ribbing. Each size casts on the same number of stitches, and your size will be determined by your gauge.
The colourwork then begins and continues down the foot. Scrap yarn holds the place of the afterthought heel until the entire sock is knit. A wedge toe completes the foot. Finally, the scrap yarn is removed, and the afterthought heel is worked. Duplicate stitching can be added as desired.
If you prefer knitting toe-up, you can hold the charts upside-down and use your favourite toe-up method.
Sample shown is knit in colourways Bone (MC) and Chromite (CC). Emma wears a size 3 with 4 cm / 1.5" of negative ease. Paloma wears a size 3 with 2 cm / 0.75" of negative ease.
2.25 mm / US 1 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” for heels and toes on all sizes (or needle size to obtain gauge)
2.25 (2.25, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75) mm / US 1 (US 1, US 1, US 1.5, US 2) circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” for cuff (or needle size to obtain gauge)
2.25 (2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25) mm / US 1 (US 1.5, US 2, US 2.5, US 3) circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” for colourwork (or needle size to obtain gauge)
This pattern uses the magic loop technique. To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least at least 80 cm / 32” instead of double-pointed needles.
This pattern is sized by adjusting the gauge according to the size you wish to make. Take the time to swatch carefully in the colourwork pattern to ensure a good fit, using the needles you need to achieve the desired gauge.
36 sts x 52 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette, on smaller needle, after blocking – for heels and toes)
In the round, in colourwork, on larger needle, after blocking:
Size 1: 40 sts x 45 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”
Size 2: 38 sts x 42 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”
Size 3: 35 sts x 38 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”
Size 4: 33 sts x 36.5 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”
Size 5: 31 sts x 35 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”
In the round, in 2x2 ribbing, on smaller needle, after blocking:
Sizes 1, 2 & 3: 34 sts x 52 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”
Size 4: 32 sts x 50 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”
Size 5: 30 sts x 48 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”
A fantastic allrounder - sourced and produced entirely in Finland from Finnsheep, an old landsheep breed which is very well adapted to the colder climate of Northern Europe. We love it for socks as it's sturdy and has beautiful stitch definition, but you could really use it for anything!