A new way to knit socks: Forester Socks

The latest Interweave Knits Summer 2014 issue has a feature about a new way to knit socks, using the Solefull construction method. Betty Salpekar has designed these unisex Forester Socks to be knit with a strand of mohair and silk carried along for the soles, creating a cushy and warm pair that makes the most of handpainted yarns. An interesting and novel way to make socks! Check out the details:

  • Finished Size 7 1/2 (8 1/4, 9)” foot circumference and 9 1/4 (10, 10 3/4)” long from back of heel to tip of toe. Socks shown measure 9″.
  • Yarn SweetGeorgia Yarns BFL Sock (80% superwash bluefaced leicester wool, 20% nylon; 400 yd [366 m]/4 oz [115 g]): sitka (MC), 1 skein. SweetGeorgia Yarns Silk Mist (60% fine kid mohair, 40% cultivated silk; 325 yd [297 m]/0.88 oz [25 g]): bison (CC), 1 skein.
  • Needles Size 1 1/2 (2.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
  • Notions Markers (m); removable m; spare double-pointed needle (dpn) in same size as main needles or smaller; tapestry needle.
  • Gauge 32 sts and 44 rnds = 4″ in St st with MC; 31 sts and 43 rnds = 4″ in St st with 1 strand each MC and CC held tog.

Check out all the lovely new designs in the Interweave Knits Summer issue here »