Arctic Sun Socks - Knitting Pattern
The ARCTIC SUN SOCKS are a knitted accessory featuring a traditional two-colour stranded-colourwork pattern. The socks are knit from the top down, starting with a 1x1 ribbing on the cuff, then worked in stranded colourwork as guided. After the colourwork, the socks are knit in stockinette stitch, leading to the knitting and shaping of the heel with short rows for an impeccable fit. Following heel formation, the gusset is shaped, then the remainder of the foot is knit, with toe decreases applied to ensure a comfortable wear. A standout attribute of these socks is the reinforced slip-stitch heel, significantly enhancing their durability for long-term use.
The socks are designed for a snug fit with a recommended negative ease of 3-5 cm.
The knitting pattern is in one size with finished measurements as follows:
- Cuff circumference (lightly stretched): 19 cm
- Leg circumference (ankle area): 20 cm
- Foot circumference (around the ball of the foot): 24 cm
For a perfect fit, you can personalize your socks by adjusting the needle size or yarn weight.
The recommended yarn includes (Light fingering + Lace):
- Main Colour - Istex Einband - 0885 / Oatmeal Heather - (50 g = 250 m) - 1 skein, held together with Knitting for Olive Soft Silk Mohair - Hør / Linen - (25 g = 225 m) - 1 skein.
- Contrast Colour - Istex Einband - 0851 / White - (50 g = 250 m) - 1 skein, held together with Knitting for Olive Soft Silk Mohair - Råhvid / Off-White - (25 g = 225 m) - 1 skein.
Suitable yarn substitutes include any fingering + lace or sport weight yarn that matches the gauge.
The gauge for this knitting pattern is 10 cm = 24 sts and 28 rnds on needle size 2.5 mm in stockinette stitch in the round (after blocking).
The required knitting accessories for this project include:
- 1.5 mm 80-100 cm circular needles and/or double-pointed needles (DPNs)
- 2.5 mm 80-100 cm circular needles and/or double-pointed needles (DPNs)
- 3.0 mm circular needle/and/or double-pointed needles (DPNs) for colourwork
- Stitch markers
- Darning needle
- Sock blockers (optional)
This digital knitting pattern has been professionally tech-edited and is available in the following language: English.
*Please note: This product page offers a digital download of the knitting pattern PDF, not a physical product.