Simple Socks Kit – Wide Rainbow Stripes
- kit for rainbow striped 4ply socks
- quick and easy to knit
- includes digital pattern download
- makes a perfect gift
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
Wide Kit quantities: Main Colour: 240m/262yds in 60g/2.06 oz
Contrast Colours: 160m/175yds in 40g/1.44 oz
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.
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.
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.