For this pattern I used:
Yarn & Amounts: Two 50g balls of Mohair Tweed (70% merino & 30% mohair, 110m/120yds per 50g) in shade A (shade 2624 Tupilo) and one 50g ball in shade B (shade 2611 Blueberry).
Metres for shade A: 220m.
Metres for shade B: approx. 68m.
My Alternative Yarn Suggestions & Amounts: WYS Illustrious Naturals DK Two 100g hanks if using all the same shade, or One 100g hank and one 50g ball in WYS Bluefaced Leicester DK – Dyed, in another shade.
Needles: Set of four double pointed 3.25mm knitting needles.
Set of four double pointed 3.75mm knitting needles.
Tension: 20 stitches and 30 rows to 10cm square over stocking stitch when using 3.75mm needles.
Measurements: to fit UK size 5 (or desired foot length as highlighted in the pattern. If you are knitting the foot length longer than size 6 then you will need a 3rd ball of shade A).
My design ideas and advice: Personally I love these socks, to me they are the ultimate cosy soothing sock to wear on a chilly winter’s night. On one of those nights were warmth and comfort are needed and this can come in the form of a soothing sock. Sometimes it’s the small simple things that make all the difference.
I named this pattern Tra because it is the Irish for beach and the ridges on the sock remind me of the ridges the sea makes on the beach as it laps the shore. The Mohair Tweed is a gorgeous yarn to knit with, it has colours that twinkle at you as you knit each stitch.
Click on the following link for my How To video that may help with this pattern: Casting onto dpns.