A delicately patterned sock that uses short rows to create the toe and heel. A gusset has been added also at the instep as I find that socks with a gusset have a better fit. If in doubt about size drop down to the finished circumference just smaller than your foot circumference. Socks fit nicely with a little negative ease so they are not baggy. Adjust the foot length to fit your actual length for a good fit.
SIZES To fit foot circumference up to: 8 (9, 10)" / 20.5 (23, 25.5) cm.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Actual Sock Circumference: 7 (8, 9)" / 18 (20.5, 23) cm. Size 7" / 18 cm modeled with 1" / 2.5 cm negative ease.
MATERIALS Yarn Dublin Dye Company ‘Merino Sock’ (100% Merino Wool, 437 yds / 400 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g); colour: Irish Yarn Club exclusive: 1 (1, 1) skein.
Needles & Notions 1 US size 1 1/2 / 2.5 mm circular needle, 40" / 100 cm long for magic loop or 1 set US size 1 1/2 / 2.5 mm double-point needles Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.
Tapestry needle, waste yarn, crochet hook for provisional cast on Size B / 2.25mm.
GAUGE 34 sts and 44 rows = 4" / 10 cm in st st
A full photo tutorial is provided for the short row heel/toe.