The Toeing the Line Socks pattern is a basic sock pattern with a couple unique little contrast elements. The socks are knit cuff down, with a heel flap and gusset, and uses some simple stripe detailing to give it a bit of flair. It has two variations for leg length as well as an optional arch support section. These are knit using fingering weight yarn. I used the soft, squishy Knitpicks Twill fingering yarn for the shorty version, and KnitPicks Stroll Tweed fingering for the longer version. You can use any other fingering weight yarn you can achieve gauge with though!
-measurement is the circumference around the ball of the foot
X-Small: ~7.5 inch circumference (unstretched), can stretch to fit up to about 8.5 inches
Small: ~8 inch circumference (unstretched), can stretch to fit up to about 9/9.5 inches
Medium: ~8.5 inch circumference (unstretched), can stretch to fit up to about 9.5/10 inches
Large: ~9.5 inch circumference (unstretched), can stretch to fit up to about 11/11.5 inches
These measurements are based off of my sample piece, yours may vary slightly depending on gauge and tension. Please choose a size where the measurement of the circumference of the ball of your foot falls within the unstretched-stretched range. A rule of thumb that I have seen is that a sock should be made with about 10% negative ease (eg. my foot circumference is 8.5 inches, I would want a sock that has about 7.65 inch circumference), but you don’t need to follow that exactly. The length of the socks is customizable based on your foot length so only base your size on the foot circumference.
US2/2.75 mm 32+ inch circulars for magic loops method (you can also use 9 inch circulars or DPNs if you prefer, though pattern is written for magic loop method)
may need other size needles to meet gauge
30 sts x 40 rows equals a 4x4 inch square/10x10 cm in stockinette after blocking
7.5 sts x 10 rows equals a 1x1 inch square/2.5x2.5 cm
Any fingering weight yarn that you can get gauge with.
Shorty Sample: I used Knitpicks Twill Fingering (183 yds per 50 g ball) in Black Cherry Heather (Main Colour/MC) and Sea Salt Heather (Contrast Colour/CC).
Long Sample: I used Knitpicks Stroll Tweed Tonal Fingering (462 yds per 100 g ball) in Panther (Main Colour/MC) and Knitpicks Stroll Tweed Fingering (231 yds per 50 g ball) Down Heather (Contrast Colour/CC).
note the yardage/weight varies between these sample yarn, so if you are using alternative yarns, make sure to calculate based on the yardage not the weight.
X-Small: ~49 grams/180 yards of MC, ~5 grams/19 yards of CC
Small: ~58 grams/212 yards of MC, ~6 grams/22 yards of CC
Medium: ~65 grams/238 yards of MC, ~7 grams/25 yards of CC
Large: ~77 grams/282 yards of MC, ~8 grams/29 yards of CC
X-Small: ~42 grams/194 yards of MC, ~6 grams/28 yards of CC
Small: ~55 grams/254 yards of MC, ~7 grams/33 yards of CC
Medium: ~65 grams/300 yards of MC, ~8 grams/37 yards of CC
Large: ~75 grams/347 yards of MC, ~9 grams/42 yards of CC
Yardage is an approximation. I have included a fair bit of foot length for each size so this should accommodate all foot lengths. If you have extremely long feet, I would go with a little extra yardage just to be safe!
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