Straight Arrow is a colorwork sock pattern that lets the yarn shine. The main portions of the leg and foot, as well as the Straight Arrow motif, are worked in a subtle, speckled yarn. The cuff, short row heel, toe, and the background of the colorwork band are worked in a vibrant contrast color that makes the hues pop.
Adult S [M, L]
18 [20.5, 23] cm/7 [8, 9]” leg and foot circumference
32 stitches & 48 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in stranded stockinette stitch in the round on larger needles (suggested size 3 mm/US 2.5), after blocking
32 stitches & 48 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in plain stockinette stitch on smaller needles (suggested size 2.25 mm/US 1), after blocking
MC: Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Hand Paint (80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon); 326 m/357 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in Confetti Speckle (26870); 1 skein
CC: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye (80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon); 326 m/357 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in Delphinium (26694); 1 skein
One set 2.25 mm/US 1 needles* (or size needed to obtain plain stockinette stitch gauge)
One set 3 mm/US 2.5 needles* (or size needed to obtain stranded stockinette stitch gauge)
*Either one set of DPNs, two circular needles, or one long circular needle, as you prefer for small circumference knitting in the round.
Additional Tools and Notions
Tapestry needle, scrap yarn or stitch holder, stitch markers
These socks are worked top down from the cuff.
Colourwork pattern is charted only (no written instructions).
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