Aztec Toe Up Socks
I invite you to step into the wonderful world of Mosaic knitting with these toe-up socks. Crisp, clear contrasts outline the beauty of Mosaic patterns. These particular geometric forms are mirrored, to produce a clean symmetry both horizontally and vertically, reminiscent of classical Aztec architecture. Mosaic knitting is an easy introduction to colour work and always produces stunningly attractive designs. Constructed with the easy Afterthought Heel, in soothing stripes, these socks will soon inspire you to explore the gorgeous geometry of Mosaic knitting.
Knit entirely in Stockinet Stitch with Magic Loop knitting, this will be an absorbing yet quick project for the adventurous beginner, where you’ll learn in a tutorial format.
Extensive pattern support is offered through video instructions for a number of techniques: Toe-Up Sock Construction, Judy’s Magic Cast On, Foot Measurement, Afterthought Heel, Kitchener Stitch, Stretchy Bind Off and of course, Mosaic Knitting and finishing tips. Pattern also includes photos, charts and written instructions.
Instructions are given for three generic sizes in circumference
Small: 8”/20.30cm, Medium: 8.5”/21.60cm, and Large: 9”/23cm for casting on a total of 58, (62, 66) stitches, to fit foot circumference of 8”/20.30cm, 8.5”/21.60cm and 9”/22.85cm. Note: The mosaic pattern can accommodate 0.5” ease for a snug fit.
Instructions for customized foot lengths are also included for individual fit.
Yarn: 55g (217yds/198m) Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 100% Merino 4ply in Black. 35g (138yds/126m) Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 100% Merino 4ply in Stone. Or equivalent yardage/meterage of fingering sock yarn in high contrasting colours.
Needles: 2.50mm/US 2 circular needles, 39.3”/100cm cable.
Gauge: 29 sts x 34 rows = 4”/10cm Mosaic Chart A/B. 30 sts x 48 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinet Stitch. (Row gauge not necessary- lengths are customized)
Notions: 7 removable markers, 30”/76cm fingering scrap yarn in contrasting colour to both CC and MC, darning needle.
Circumference: Small 8”/ 20.5cm; Medium 8.5”/ 21.5cm Large 9”/ 23cm. Length: Individually customized.
This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.