My friend Helen suggested that the textured motif in my Squish Me hat pattern would be perfect for the pair of comfy, slouchy socks she was wanting—what could I say except, “You got it, Helen”. And so this top-down sock was conceived, with four sizes (XS/S/M/L) to fit just about anyone we know. With a quick and easy knit/purl motif, making them for gifts is a pleasure (and putting oneself on the gift list is not at all unreasonable). Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity. Suggested Yarns:
Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend Fingering, The Natural Dye Company Angel, Misti Alpaca Tonos Carnaval, Queensborough Farm Alpacas Alpaca Sock, Dirty Water DyeWorks Alpaca Blend, Zen Yarn Garden Squooshy or Serenity Sock, Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, Shalimar Yarns Zoe Sock, String Theory Caper Sock, Knitting Notions Classic Merino Superwash Sock, or any springy sock blend with 400-425 yards per 4 ounces.Finished Size:
6(7.5, 9, 10.5) inches (unstretched) in circumference to fit feet measuring up to 7(8.5, 10, 11.5) inches around widest pointYarn Requirements:
350(400, 450, 500) yards Gauge:
32 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette Needles
: DPNs size US1 (2.25mm) or size to obtain correct gauge.