Lightning Strike Socks
A simple but effective lightning bolt design gives a striking touch to these socks with a reverse heel and inset toe. Worked from the cuff down using a square heel.
A full written pattern including stitch abbreviations and a knitting chart.
(Heel flap and gusset as shown on blue socks.)
Basic stitches used throughout, with standard decreases.
Previous experience making socks may be useful.
Top Pic (Blue Socks): Third Vault Yarns Companion 4ply in ‘Lake Silence’
Bottom Pic (Grey Socks): Easy Knits Deeply Wicked in ‘Wreck’
100g (400m/425yards) 4ply/fingering/sock weight yarn.
I recommend a blend with at least 20% nylon or silk.
Needle | 2.5mm circular needle (min 80cm recommended for magic loop)
Notions | Yarn needle, 3 Stitch markers
Size | Circumference: Small - 17.5 cm (7”), Medium - 20 cm (8”), Large - 22.5 cm (9”)
Gauge | 8 stitches by 12 rows over 10cm (4”) in stocking (stockinette) stitch
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