Rustic Ruffled Socks and Mitts
Worked out of a yarn that combines wool with bits of colorful silk, these fun accessories span the gap between rugged and elegant. The socks are worked from the toe upward to the ruffle; the heel and toe are worked according to Priscilla Gibson-Robert’s short-row technique (described in detail in the Fall 2000 issue of Interweave Knits). The mitts feature a ruffle at the wrist and a side-seam thumb gusset.
Finished Size: Socks: About 8″ (20.5 cm) circumference and 10″ (26.5 cm) long from heel to toe. Mitts: About 7″ (19 cm) circumference. Sized for a woman’s medium foot and hand.
Yarn: Himalaya Yarn Wool Silk (60% wool, 40% recycled silk; 175 yd [160 m]/100 g): mustard, 1 skein for socks and 1 skein for mitts. A few yards (meters) of waste yarn for socks.
Yarn weight: #5 – Bulky
Gauge: 10 sts and 15 rnds = 2″ (5 cm) in St st worked in the rnd.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Knitting Daily, 2008