This top-down, boot or knee sock in five sizes (XS/S/M/L/XL) features the deep ribbing and horizontal knit/purl motifs of a classic gansey sweater. Shaping throughout the upper leg is adjustable to ensure a proper fit. Easy-to-work motifs make this project a good traveler that is readily converted to toe-up construction.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Ghillie or Breakfast Blend Fingering, String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Bluestocking, Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester Socks, Dye-Version BFL Sock, Hansen Hand Dyes BFL Sock Blend, Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids & Quatro Colors, Louet Gems Fingering Weight, or any springy sock yarn which has approximately 425 yards per 4 ounces.
Finished Size: 6(7, 8, 9, 10) inches in foot and ankle circumference and 9(10, 11, 12, 13) inches around calf to fit feet measuring up to 7(8, 9, 10, 11) inches and calves 12(13, 14, 15, 16) inches around
boot sock: 350(400, 450, 500, 575) yards
knee sock: 400(450, 500, 550, 600) yards
Gauge: 30 sts and 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, knit flat (unblocked; fabric will tighten to 8 sts per inch when worked in the round)
DPNs size 1US (2.25 mm), or size to obtain correct gauge
DPN size 0 US (2.0 mm) for cuff and heel (or .25 mm smaller than gauge needle)