The song Walk Tall by Ziggy Marley (with Paul Simon) gave this design life:
"Walk tall, walk tall
Even if you fall get up…
… comes a time you gotta be strong…"
The main star of the pattern is the Felici self-striping yarn - it really makes the design shine! These toe-up socks begin with a French toe. To that we add a few, well-placed increases and decreases and voila! - softly undulating stripes in brilliant colour.
The instep and leg are worked in the Stitch Pattern while the sole is worked in Stockinette stitch. The gusset increases are worked at the side of the sole. The heel is turned using a short row heel cap which means no picking up stitches. The heel flap is worked in a standard slipped stitch pattern.
The stitch pattern is charted with written directions provided.
To work the recommended bind off, knitters need to be able to 'read their knitting' i.e. identify knit or purl sts as they present themselves. However, an alternate stretchy bind off may be used.
Designer Note: Please consider this when choosing sizes - this stitch pattern does not have a great amount of stretch built in; therefore, even though the final foot circumference measurements are as stated, the finished sock only has 0.5 - 1" / 1.2 - 2.5cm of negative ease overall.
Note: Felici is a limited edition yarn that releases periodically. It is not always available, and the color offering changes regularly. See available options in the Kit Builder below.
Sizes Included: 7.5", 8", 8.5" foot circumference
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Yarn Line: Felici Sock Yarn
Fiber Type: Wool
Needle Sizes: US 1/2.5mm DPNs or 32" circular needle for Magic Loop technique
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