Mockingbird Lane Socks

Techniques

Knit in the round, knit through the back loop, basic decreases, wrap and turn garter short rows

Level

Intermediate

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The Mockingbird Lane Socks pattern uses ONLY knits and purls to create lanes of mock cables — with NO cabling required! The socks will make you look like a pro knitter, but you will know how simple and easy they were to make. Written for three sizes, you can knit up socks for both men and women. The socks are designed to flow from a rib cuff to the mock cable pattern that ends with the center cable flowing through to the end of the toe. The garter-stitch heel knits up in a flash and requires no picking up of wraps. Grab your favorite pair of sock needles and a fun skein of yarn and get started on some Mockingbird Lane Socks!

Materials

Yardage: 350 – 450 yards/320 – 412 meters of fingering weight yarn
Note: Yardages are estimates and will vary depending on the desired leg and foot length.

Samples knit with:
Wollelfe Twin Sock in Red Roses (437 yards/400 meters; 80% merino wool; 20% nylon); 1 set

Knit Picks Felici in Beyond the Wall (218 yards/200 meters; 75% superwash merino; 25% nylon); 2 balls


Gauge

32 sts / 44 rounds over St st = 4 inches

Needles

DPNs method: US 1 (2.25mm)
Magic Loop method: US 1 (2.25mm) circular 32- or 40-inch length or longer
Short Circular: US 1 (2.25mm) circular 8- or 9-inch length and US 1 (2.25mm) DPNs for heel & decreases
Socks on Two Circulars method: Two US 1 (2.25mm) circular 20-inch length or longer
Two Socks on One Circular method: US 1 (2.25mm) circular 40-inch length (or desired length)
or size needed to get gauge Note: A needle with a good tip is beneficial when working the C2B.

Notions

Row counter (optional)
Scissors
2 stitch markers (If using the short circular needle method, 3 stitch markers.)
Tape measure
Yarn/Tapestry needle

Sizing

Woman’s XS(Woman’s Average/Men’s Small)Men’s Average to Large


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