These socks are inspired by classic ski sweaters with traditional crisp, clean, two-color Norwegian motifs. Although the patterns have not changed over the years, the choice of yarns certainly has. The alpaca-bamboo blend used here creates the most scrumptious and decadent pair of socks—just perfect for weekend lounging. Think of them as apres-ski sweaters for the feet!
About 8” (20.5 cm) foot circumference and 9” (23 cm) foot length from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit woman’s U.S. shoe sizes 7 to 9. The length of the foot can be altered to accommodate other shoe sizes.
Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
SHOWN HERE: Mirasol Qina (80% baby alpaca, 20% bamboo; 91 yd [83 m]/50 g): #915 (gray) 2 skeins, #900 (natural) and #903 (burnt orange), 1 skein each.
Size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Marker (m); stitch holder (optional for use during heel shaping); tapestry needle.
24 stitches and 24 rounds = 4” (10cm) in stockinette charted pattern, worked in rounds.