Socks to celebrate! Imagine flags on a fair midway, waving in the breeze. A neighborhood block party full of friends and potluck dishes. A homemade birthday cake and hand drawn card, family gathered around. These colorful top-down socks feature a geometric design reminiscent of party flags. Knit the cuff, afterthought heel, and toe in different colors for extra fun. The Party Flag socks are a great way to play with color, and we hope you’ll enjoy knitting a pair to celebrate your own moments, big and small.
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SIZES Teen/Adult Extra Small (Adult Small, Medium, Large) Shown in Adult Small Size with approx. ½” of negative ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Foot Circumference: 6¾ (7¾, 8¾, 9¾)” Foot Length: Adjustable Note: See Pattern Notes regarding length. Leg Height: 5¾”
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Uni Merino Mini (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 25g/109 yds) 131 Nautical (MC) – 2 skeins 114 Honeycomb (CC1) – 1 skein 142 Romance (CC2) – 1 skein 132 Lighthouse (CC3) – 1 skein 112 Carrot (CC4) – 1 skein Needle: US Size 1 (2.25 mm) set of DPNs (or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences) or size needed to obtain gauge US Size 2 (2.75 mm) set of DPNs (or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences) or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers (one unique marker to denote bor), waste yarn
GAUGE 33 sts x 36 rnds = 4” in Stockinette stitch (St st) using smaller ndl, after blocking 33 sts x 36 rnds = 4” in stranded knitting using larger ndl, after blocking Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES Yarn estimates are based on a sock foot length of 8½ (9½, 10½, 11½)”. You may need more or less yarn depending on foot length. For the best fit, knit socks ½” shorter than actual foot length.
These socks are knit seamlessly in the round from the cuff down and feature an afterthought heel.
When working the stranded colorwork method, two colors are carried across each row. For most knitters, there is a difference in how colors show up in the pattern that is dependent on how the colors are carried along the wrong side of the work. The float of the dominant color should be carried below the non-dominant color. Typically, and as is the case in this pattern, the “non-dominant” color serves as the background color. The sample is knit with CC held dominant, which helps the Party Flags motif pop out more against the background.
We recommend breaking yarn at each color change to avoid long vertical floats along the inside of your work. You may wish to weave in your ends as you to go to save time.
For your convenience, we have created four separate charts outlining the Party Flags motif. These charts are intended to help you customize your socks in any way you wish! Chart A reflects the colors used in the sample pictured. Chart B shows the motif in two colors: a dark background with a light foreground. Chart C also shows the motif in two colors, but with a light background and dark foreground. Finally, Chart D is fully customizable! Color changes are outlined, but not filled in so that you can color the chart to match the shades you’ve chosen for your project. You may follow any of these charts for the Party Flags motif.