Unisex Chunky Boot Sock – Project Kit
A note from Lizzie;
“It was lovely working with this nice thick, hardwearing Blacker Yarns Devon Aran (and local too). I wanted to create something functional (for keeping your feet warm and comfortable) no matter what the elements throw at us, and a trendy accessory – great with ankle boots.
I made this sock cuff fairly short so that it would look like what the American’s would call a ‘Boot Cuff’. Here in the UK, we would call it an ‘Ankle Warmer’. It would look just the part at the top of your Chelsea Boot and allow you to see the detail of the pattern.
I wanted to include a small amount of cable stitch but nice and easy for the beginner. I have chosen to knit this on a circular needle using ‘The Magic Loop’ method. (It could also be knitted using sock needles if you prefer them and already know how to use them).
I personally really like the ‘2×1 Rib’ and I like to knit into the back of the stitch to create a nice neat/tight finish. Finally, the purl definition rows were included just to add that little bit more to the design but again nothing too complex…
I hope you enjoy knitting these quaint little socks, perfect to use as a walking boot sock or for going out…”Read More
DIFFICULTY TO KNIT – Intermediate – (All knitted in one piece)
Yarn: ‘Breeds’ Devon Closewool Aran by Blacker Yarns (100% Pure New Wool) 4 x Breeds c.50g (c.70m. c.76yds) Natural Fleece
Medium 5-8 UK/EU 38-42/US 6-9
Large 9-11 UK/EU 43-45.5/US 10-12 (in square brackets)
1 circular 4mm (UK 8 – USA 6) & 80cm in length
3 Stitch Markers, Scissors, Cable Needle, 1 Stitch Saver, Wool Needle (for finishing)
22 sts and 26 rows 10cm/4in square (It is really important to do the tension square before starting your socks for a favourable result. (Use St-st & 4mm needles to do this).
Adjust where necessary: If your result comes to less sts/rows per 10cm/4in use a size smaller OR if your result comes to more sts/rows per 10cm/4in use a larger size needle, this will easily adjust your tension accordingly.