Simple Socks Kit – Narrow Rainbow Stripes

£24.00

  • kit for rainbow striped DK socks
  • quick and easy to knit
  • includes digital pattern download
  • makes a perfect gift
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Get yarn and pattern in one easy kit.

Each kit contains enough yarn to make one pair of socks, and a digital download pattern. The code and link for the pattern are on the back of the ball band.

A simple pair of socks worked from the top-down. Easy enough for a first-timer, this pattern marries a basic sock pattern with lots of mini-skein striping for added fun. The ends from the stripes are worked in as-you-go, to avoid having to weave them all in at the end. Of course, you can keep life simpler by making your socks from a single skein of yarn – this pattern will still work for you!

4ply/Fingering weight; 75% British Blue Faced Leicester superwash wool, 25% nylon;
400m/437yds per 100g/3.5 oz kit

Narrow Kit quantities: Main Colour: 360m/390yds in 90g/3.125 oz
Contrast Colours: 40m/47yds in 10g/ 0.375oz

Each kit contains the Main Colour and eight Contrast Colours. There are equal amounts of the Contrast Colours, so you can use them in whatever order you would like. Each kit contains enough yarn to work the stripes on a pair of socks in the largest size at the correct tension, plus a margin of 10%.

The width of stripe you can work is based on the kit you have, so the Narrow Kit has the correct quantities of different colours for working the Narrow Stripe Sequence, and the Wide Kit for the Wide Stripe Sequence. The Mixed Kit has the right quantity for one of each!

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS

2 mm/UK 14/US 0 set of 4 double pointed needles or size needed to obtain correct tension.

2 stitch markers.

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

TENSION

32 stitches and 40 rounds to 10 cm/4” over unblocked stocking stitch in the round.

Socks last longest (and are most comfortable) when worked to a tight tension. The specified tension should produce a fabric that still has plenty of stretch (not too tight), yet will wear well.

SIZES

Small (Medium, Large)

Sock circumference: 18 (20, 22) cm/7.25 (8, 8.75 )”

Measure around the arch of your foot and select the sock circumference size which is 2 cm/0.75 ” smaller than the measurement of your arch. This ensures that you end up with a sock which fits your feet snuggly.