Skacel Tom & Ethel Socks (Free)
The Tom & Ethel Socks, named after the designer’s parents, is a toe-up sock pattern in two sizes. The six row slip-stitch pattern in two colors resembles a row of saw teeth. Four skeins of HiKoo CoBaSi will make two pairs of socks, one in each size. If you plan to make only one pair, you may made need more than two skeins for the larger size. The socks are knit toe-up using a Turkish cast-on, or Judy Becker’s Magic Cast-on and is knit with a circular needle although practiced knitters can adapt the pattern to two circulars or four needles.
Skill level: Intermediate
Finished measurements: 8.5” (9.5”) diam
Yarn: HiKoo CoBaSi, 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon, 220 yds / 50g, 1 hank each of Color A and 1 hank of Color B
Needle: US 1 (2.25mm) 32” circular needle
Gauge: 36 sts and 60 rows = 4" x 4” in Stockinette Stitch in the rnd (blocked), 40 sts and 52 rows = 4” x 4” in Saw Tooth Stripe in the rnd (blocked)