Worked from the toe up, this sock pattern is a juicy one to get stuck into. It’s pattern of leaves, cables and open knot stitches extends neatly up into the cuff and chain-like cables run up from the heel.
Heliotrope socks were designed with Artesano Definition sock yarn, which has since been discontinued, however West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply is a great substitute and they have a similar shade. It’s a really fun pattern to get stuck into, as each repeat is so large, you’re done in no time.
To Fit Foot Circumference
Actual Foot Circumference
Artesano Definition Sock (4ply weight, 75% superwash merino, 25% polyamide, 100g/400m/437yds) – 1 skein of of Kimono (2098)
Please note this yarn has been discontinued. A good substitute would be West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply (4ply weight, 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon, 100g/400m/437yds)
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
A set of 2.25mm (UK 13/US 1) double pointed needles (DPNs) or a 2.25mm (UK 13/US 1) circular needle, 60cm long (for Magic Loop method)
A set of 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) double pointed needles (DPNs) or a 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) circular needle, 60cm long (for Magic Loop method)
Stitch marker Cable needle
32 sts and 41 rounds to 10x10cm (4x4in) over patt using 2.25mm (UK 13/US 1) needles