The Mentmore Socks are worked in a textured slip stitch pattern which is soft and cushioning, making them perfect for walking, hiking or just as an every-day sock. They are knit from the top down and feature a form-fitting mitred heel and grafted toe.
The pattern includes two versions. The first is for solid-coloured yarns and is worked with a deep turn-down cuff for extra warmth around the ankle. The second version is for tonal or hand-dyed yarns and uses a special technique to mix and blend the yarns giving a dynamic and intriguing interplay of the yarn colours. This version features a short cuff in a crisp half-twisted rib.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
Size: Ladies socks: Small (Medium, Large)
To fit foot length: 22.5 (25, 27.5) cm / 9 (10, 11) ins
and circumference: 19 (21, 23) cm / 7.5 (8.25, 9) ins
Finished foot length: 20 (23, 25) cm / 8 (9, 10) ins
and circumference: 17 (19, 21) cm / 6.75 (7.5, 8.25) ins
v1: Austermann Step Classic yarn, 75% merino, 25% nylon, 420m/459yds:100gm ball x 1 (1, 1) ball in:
Col 1: #1009 Jeans / Blue
or Col 2: #1018 Tuerkis / Turquoise
v2: Knit Picks 'Stroll Tonal', 75% merino, 25% nylon, 422m/462yds:100gm skein x 1 (1, 1) skein in:
Col 3: #25388 Wine Tasting / Red
Amt used in Med size sock, v1: 83 gm/3.0 oz, 350m/380 yds
Needles: Sizes 2.0mm/US #0 & 2.75mm/US #2 circ ndls,
length 80cm/32 ins or dpn's.
Notions: Stitch markers, row counter, tapestry needle for finishing
Gauge: 38 sts/56 rnds:10cm/4 ins in Slip Stitch patt using 2.75mm/US #2 ndls
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive confirmation of your transaction together with the download link from the KikuKnits store. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
13 Aug 2009: Spiralling away!!
08 Oct 2009: Mentmore Socks
19 May 2014: Dyeing in the kitchen
28 May 2014: Why stop at one?
03 May 2018: Sorting the Second-Sock Syndrome
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2016