Hardy enough for adventuring yet pretty enough for lounging, Saxe Point will be a lovely addition to your sock collection. The socks are worked toe-up with an afterthought heel and shaped leg, with a colourwork cuff to top it all off. I designed this pattern in collaboration with Catherine of Gauge Dye Works. She took colour inspiration from one of my photos of Vancouver Island’s rocky seashore, and together we created a yarn designed to create a wonderful knitting experience — along with the perfect pattern to show it off. The self-striping yarn makes colours appear on your needles as if by magic. I have included instructions for creating the same effect by substituting yarn.
This design is available as part of a print and ebook, Knit Outside.
foot circumference: 7.5 (8.75) in/19 (22) cm
calf circumference: 8.25 (10) in/21 (25.5) cm
total foot length (adjustable): 8.5 (9.75) in/21.5 (25) cm
340 (400) yd/310 (365) m fingering weight yarn
Shown in Gauge Dye Works Merino Twist Classic (80% super wash merino wool, 20% nylon; 443 yd/405 m per 115 g/4 oz skein); Colour: Saxe Point; 1 skein
If substituting yarn, you’ll need about:
MC (striped section): 200 (235) yd/183 (215) m
CC1 (toe, heel, cuff): 110 (125) yd/100 (115) m
CC2 (cuff colourwork): 30 (35) yd/28 (32) m
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.
34 sts/43 rounds = 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette stitch with smaller needles
Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge. Use preferred small-circumference circular knitting method such as double pointed needles, magic loop, or two circulars.
Needle A (Plain Stockinette Stitch & Ribbing): US #2/2.75 mm
Needle B (Colourwork): US #4/3.5 mm
Judy’s Magic Cast-on (instructions given in pattern), increasing, decreasing, working colour work