Knit from the toe up with an afterthought heel and optional gusset for high insteps, Waves and Wires are a great way to use those larger sock leftovers you have lying around. Choose two yarns with high contrast to make a statement with these fun chevron socks, or go for lower contrast for a pretty, subtle effect. This pattern would also look great in a mini skein set, if you can handle all the ends!
200yd / 50g of fingering weight yarn in a main color.
200yd / 50g of fingering weight yarn in a contrast color.
Fingering weight waste yarn.
8.5 stitches and 12 rows per inch in Stockinette stitch.
US 0 / 2mm circular needles or set of DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge).
M (L): 8.25 (9.5)” foot and leg circumference.
Length and height are adjustable.
Choose a size that will fit with up to about 0.5” of negative ease.
These socks are knit from the toe up. After knitting the foot, you will insert waste yarn for the heel and continue knitting the leg. After binding off the cuff, needles are inserted into the live stitches around the waste yarn, the waste yarn is removed, and an afterthought heel is worked in the round, finishing with Kitchener stitch.
This pattern has been test knitted.