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Eruca Socks - by Rebekka Mauser


The stripe arrangement of the ERUCA socks was inspired by the patterning of a caterpillar – with every movement of a crawling caterpillar (ERUCA is the zoological term for caterpillar), the socks patterning changes from wide to narrow stripes keeping the knitting fun!

These simple socks are worked cuff down in rounds in varying stripe sequences. Once the leg is completed stitches for the heel are knitted with a piece of waste yarn and placed on hold. As you continue working in the round, you’ll have a tube sock until you unravel this waste yarn and work your afterthought heel after foot and leg are completed.

These socks are not just for small feet, the pattern has eight kid sizes and six adult sizes, so everyone in your family can match!

Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock Yarn
200 m per 50 g high twist machine washable (superwash yarn)
60% Exmoor Blueface / 20% Corriedale / 10% Zwartbles / 10% nylon

1 skein of color 1 for cuff, heel and toe and 1 skein each of color 2 and color 3 for leg and foot will be enough for all sizes.

Needles: 2.5 mm circular needle for magic loop method or needle size needed to get gauge

Notions: Cable needle, darning needle, scissors, stitch marker, waste yarn.

Gauge: 32 sts & 40 rounds in stockinette stitch to 10 cm x 10 cm (4” x 4”) after blocking

Finished Measurements: 

Foot circumference: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)

11 (11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 18) cm / 4.25 (4.25, 4.75, 4.75, 5, 5, 5.5, 5.5, 6, 6, 6.25, 6.25, 6.75, 7)"

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Our latest yarn & tops range, Devonia, a beautiful blend of Devon fibres in 14 deep, mottled, irresistible shades, proudly features on the front cover of our latest catalogue.  And our KBN 4ply minis are welcomed into the fold - all 103 Knit By Numbers shades now available in baby 25g hanks, perfect for colour-work.

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