Kiwi As Summer Socks knitting pattern PDF
Welcome to the Land of the Long White Cloud, Aotearoa, New Zealand, where Flip-Flops are called ‚jandals‘ (Japanese sandals! It makes sense, right?) and are worn year-round.
These socks feel like summer. Fun split toes and a cute wave pattern make them an ideal project for your summer knitting and a quirky addition to your standard socks drawer.
The socks are worked top down in the round and are described with a boomerang heel using German short rows, although you can swap the heel for any heel that you like.
Techniques used are:
- Stranded knitting – Fair Isle – Ladderback Jacquard
- knitting in the round
- simple decreases
- reading charts
- Grafting (alt. 3 needle bind-off) for closing the toes.
A step-by-step photo tutorial for the ladderback jacquard technique can be found here.
What you need:
- Approx. 100g of fingering yarn in the main colour and 20g of contrasting colour of the same yarn. I used Yarn Therapy Trust High Twist Merino (365m/100g) in the colour ways Byzantine and Toffee Crisp for my socks.
- 5 double pointed needles not larger than 3mm (I use 2,5mm needles and go up a size for the Fair Isle parts).
- 2 stitch markers
A massive thank you to my wonderful test knitters and proof readers Binle, Meise , Owl-knitting, sylie and Suzieqtee.
Please tag your finished items on Instagram @MumpitzDesign so I can see them <3
This pattern includes two PDF files for the English version and the German version.