Half & Half Socken

Knit top-down (from cuff to toe) in stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch – half & half as the name suggests – with a classic heel flap and gusset construction and a rounded toe, these short socks are a simple go-to pattern with a little textural interest that lets hand-dyed and variegated sock yarn room to shine.

They knit up quickly and wear comfortably – the best combination!

The pattern is written for DPNs and circular needles / magic-loop.

While the pattern is written for a two-color version, with the cuff, heel, and toe knit in a contrasting color, and everything else in the main color, feel free to play around with colors: use just one color throughout, or use a second contrasting color for the toes. You can even make a striped version: Use two contrasting main colors, and switch after every round!
Or you can use up leftover – like me – and make an unmatching pair by switching main and contrasting color in the second sock!

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Free digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German

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DETAILS

Sizes:

Women’s Small (Medium, Large)
for a foot circumference of 19 (21.5, 24) cm / 7 ½ (8 ½, 9 ½)“

Yarn:

2 colors of fingering weight sock yarn

Yardage:
  • Main Color (MC): 108 (140, 176) m / 118 (153, 192) yds 

  • Contrasting Color (CC): 62 (77, 92) m / 68 (84, 101) yds
  • In Total: 171 (217, 269) m / 186 (237, 294) yds

Yardage may vary depending on foot length. Please plan accordingly!

Shown in:

Sock Lite by Olann (plied, 80% Merino / 20% Nylon, 425 m / 100 g)


  • Yellow-Pink sample: colorways Snap Out Of It (pink) & Kismet (yellow)
  • Blue-Green sample: colorways Vale (light blue), Coast (dark green)

Shown in size M and shoe size EUR 37 / US 6 ½ / UK 4, both with MC/CC switched in the second sock.

Gauge:

32 sts / 46 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in stockinette stitch (after blocking)


Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!

Needles:

US 1 ½ / 2.5 mm DPNs (set of 5 needles) or circular needles for magic-loop method
(or size needed to obtain gauge)

Notions:

tapestry needle, optional: 1 stitch marker for beginning/end of round

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