Curling Mist Socks


Published in The Handmade Sock Society 4


The Curling Mist Socks are the first pattern in The Handmade Sock Society Season 4.

Here in the eucalyptus forest, first thing in the morning, it’s like another world. For a few magical hours, just before the sun takes over, this place is cool and dim. Sculptural gum trees reach for the sky. Mist rises from the forest floor, curling around the trunks and branches. Crush a few leaves gently in your hand, and breathe deeply. That wonderful scent; part honey, part peppermint, part citrus, will follow you all the way home.

The Curling Mist Socks capture the fresh loveliness of an early walk in an Australian forest. They are knit from the top down, with tiny cables that begin right at the edge and continue all over the leg and onto the top of the foot. The pattern ends with a ribbed heel flap and gusset and a wedge toe, but of course you can easily substitute your favourite finishes, and choose from three sizes for your ideal fit.

Small (Medium, Large)

To fit approx. foot circumference of 17.5 (20, 22.5)cm / 7 (8, 9)”

The Woolbarn Cashmere Sock 80% superwash extrafine merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 100g = 350m/383yds,
1 x 100g skein (depending on foot
length: 1-2 skeins for Large size),
Colour: Forest

Medium Size sample with 26.5cm/10.5” foot length used approximately
90g, 315m/345yds of (plump)
fingering weight sock yarn

2.25mm (US 1), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) for magic loop method or DPNs if preferred

Tapestry needle
1 stitch marker
Cable needle

32 sts/46 rounds = 10 cm (4”) in stockinette stitch

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