ginger snap socks
This sock design is inspired by the gorgeous Ginger Snap yarn that was used for the sample. I love that the colours are festive and seasonal, yet not the traditional red and green that are usually associated with the Christmas season.
Also, I love all things ginger-flavoured, so this is a great season for my taste buds!
Ginger Snap Socks are worked toe-up and feature a simple yet impressive dip stitch pattern on the top of the foot and front and back of the leg. This sock features a modified flap and gusset heel construction.
The stitch pattern is both written and charted, and you can find a link to a video demonstration of the stitch used in the pattern.
While I always recommend swatching, I strongly recommend swatching for this particular sock. This stitch pattern results in a fabric that’s quite forgiving and stretches easily, so you may need to choose a circumference 1 size smaller than you would typically choose. Let your gauge swatch be your guide.
Instructions are included for 5 circumferences and foot length is customizable. Instructions are needle neutral so you can use your preferred method of knitting in the round.
NEEDLES: 2.25mm or size needed to obtain gauge in preferred style for working small circumference in the round
GAUGE: 8 stitches & 12 rounds per 1 inch/2.5 centimetres in pattern stitch after blocking
SKILLS: Knit, Purl, Increases, Decreases, Working in the round, Picking up stitches, Making loops (link to video tutorial included in the pattern)
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, Tapestry needle
SIZES: Narrow (medium, wide 1, wide 2, wide 3)
Circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) inches/17.8 (20.3, 22.9, 25.4, 28) centimetres
Foot length is customizable