These toe-up socks were inspired by the Muscovy ducks who waddle around the Treasure Goddess Yarn studio. Duck prints walk their way down the socks. Contrasting garter ridges add a pop of color and texture. The socks have short row heels and star toes.
This pattern is written in needle neutral terms and can be worked on dpns or circular needles with your favorite small circumference circular knitting method.
The stitch pattern has both charted and written instructions.
This pattern pairs nicely with the Duck Pond Shawl.
Yarn Weight: sock/fingering weight
Recommended Yarn: Treasure Goddess Yarn Treasured Yak Toes Sock Yarn (shown in Mermaid's Curse and Lusty Wench)
Recommended Needle Size: US size 1.5 (2.5 mm) dpns or circular needles
sock foot length - 9 1/2 (10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2) inches
Pattern Length: 8 pages
What to Expect
- basic knit and purl stitches
- repetitive stitch patterns
- simple color changes
- basic lace
- charted and written instructions
- small circumference knitting in the round
Construction and Shaping
- modified shadow wrapped short row heel
- star toe
- Pinhole Cast On
- Partial Spit Join for Narrow Stripes (Bonus: Carrying Yarn in the Round)
- Knitting Charts at a Glance - 3 Quick Tips
- Center Double Decrease
- Modified Shadow Wrapped Short Row Heel
- Icelandic Bind Off
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