I’ve been out hiking almost every weekend this year and it got me longing for a well thought-out boot sock. I designed these socks to have a traditional look and to include all sorts of great details to make them comfortable, durable, and functional. Reinforced heels and toes mean they’ll stand up to lots of trekking, and ribbing around the ankle and across the narrowest part of the foot offers a good, elastic fit. They’re worked at a dense gauge for a hard-wearing fabric. They’re also a bit taller than standard to go with your favourite hiking boots. The pattern is written for five adult sizes with both straight and shaped calf versions, so knit these up for you and your friends, and head out on an adventure!

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This pattern was designed in collaboration with Tolt Yarn & Wool for their summer Camp Tolt pattern series.

Adult Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL); shown in size M on model (dark gray with orange stripes) 
Foot circumference: up to 6.5 (7, 7.25, 7.75, 8.25) in / 16.5 (18, 18.5, 19.5, 21) cm

Main Color
Approximately 283 (305, 316, 338, 359) yd / 259 (279, 289, 309, 328) m fingering weight yarn

Contrast Color 1
Approximately 101 (109, 112, 120, 128) yd / 92 (100, 102, 110, 117) m fingering weight yarn

Contrast Color 2
20 (20, 25, 25, 25) yd / 18 (18, 23, 23, 23) m fingering weight yarn

Shown in Magpie Fibers Swish Domestic (100% domestic superwash Merino wool, 400 yd / 366 m per 100g skein). You can learn more about this yarn in my Swatch Project.

Adult Size Medium (on model) - Main Color: Harpoon; 1 skein; Contrast Color 1: Castaway; 1 skein; Contrast Color 2: Tin Roof… Rusted!; 1 skein

Blocked Gauge 
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking. 
37 sts / 54 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, knit in the round 43 sts / 52 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm in un-stretched 3x1 rib, knit in the round

Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

US #0 / 2.0 mm set double pointed needles, 32 in / 80 cm circular needle for magic loop method, or 2 circular needles; use preferred small-circumference method.

Stitch markers, stitch holder or spare cable, tapestry needle


Grafting using Kitchener Stitch

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