These socks shine best when worked with a non-variegated yarn and a yarn type that is crisp, to show stitch-definition well. You do not want a yarn that hides this great stitch texture. Solid colors are great, but shop around for a colorway with subtle hand-painted tones within the same color (ei. Greens, or blues, or tans, etc.).
« Yarn: under 400 yards of a non-variegated fingering weight yarn.
« Needles: set 5 of dpns in size US 2/2.75mm, or 40’’ circular needle for “Magic Loop” method, plus 1 darning needle.
Measurement: leg width= 4’’ while flat. Feel free to go down or even up in needle size to adjust the overall sock fit. This sock pattern stretches with ease.
Gauge: approx. 8 sts and 12 rows= 1’’ in the “Diamond” stitch pattern.
Abbreviations: K=knit P= purl Dpns= double pointed needles St(s)=stitch(es) K2tog=knit 2 sts together PSSO=pass second st over Rd(s)=round(s) Sl 1= slide 1 st (purl-wise)
WYB=with yarn in back WYF=with yarn in front K1 TBL= knit st through the back of loop