Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sandal Socks


For years, I marked the beginning of sandal season by picking up a box of band-aids for all the blisters and sore spots I’d be getting. Then I discovered foot tubes, small spandex tubes to be worn under sandals to keep them from rubbing. When I couldn’t find any at the store last year, I bought some sock yarn and whipped some up myself.

The pattern comes in two versions: one for DK weight yarn and another for Fingering weight yarn. When substituting yarn, look for cotton with a little something stretchy added. Go ahead and use up leftovers. If you only have enough leftovers to make one Sandal Sock and end up with mismatched pairs, who cares? Before you know it, it’ll be too hot to worry about matching.

Size

One

Finished measurements will be a circumference of 4.75 inches with ribbing unstretched. They will comfortably stretch to fit up to 8 inches. The length is 3 inches.

DK Version:


Yarn

Cascade Fixation (98.3% cotton, 1.7% elastic; 100 yd per 50g skein); color: 2406; 1 skein [Note: each pair requires 14 g of yarn, so 1 skein makes 3 pairs]

Needles

1 set(s) US #4/3.5mm double-point needles, or size needed to achieve gauge

Notions

stitch marker (optional); tapestry needle for finishing

Gauge

Pattern Gauge: 28 sts = 4" in 2x2 ribbing. [Note: Row gauge is unimportant.]

StSt Gauge: 24 sts = 4”

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round.

2x2 Rib (Worked in the round over a multiple of 4 sts): 
Round 1: [K2, p2] to end.
 Repeat this round for 2x2 Rib.

Pattern

Loosely cast on 40 stitches. Divide the stitches evenly between needles. PM if desired. Being careful not to twist the stitches, join to begin working in the round.

Work in 2x2 ribbing until the piece measures 3 inches from the cast on edge.

Bind off loosely.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Fingering Version:





Yarn

Fortissima Socka Cotton Color [45% cotton, 42% virgin wool, 13% polyamide; 420/m per 100g skein]; color: 6525; 1 skein [Note: each pair requires 14 g of yarn, so 1 skein makes 7 pairs]

Needles

1 set(s) US #2/2.75mm double-point needles , or size needed to achieve gauge

Notions

stitch marker (optional); tapestry needle for finishing

Gauge

Pattern Gauge: 36 sts = 4" in 2x2 ribbing. [Note: Row gauge is unimportant.]

StSt Gauge: 28 sts = 4”

Pattern Notes

2x2 Rib (Worked in the round over a multiple of 4 sts):
 Round 1: [K2, p2] to end. 
Repeat this round for 2x2 Rib.

Pattern

Loosely cast on 52 stitches. Divide the stitches evenly between needles. PM if desired. Being careful not to twist the stitches, join to begin working in the round.

Work in 2x2 ribbing until the piece measures 3 inches from the cast on edge.

Bind off loosely.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

2 comments:

  1. how cool are these! I have never seen anything like this before!!! I have birkenstocks and I have to say - in the las couple of years that I have bought these - NEVER a sore or blister :-) However, blisters or not - i think these are funky! Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

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  2. Thanks for the instructions. I will try and make my own.

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