Nishikigoi House Socks

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Nishikigoi House Socks

from 40.00

Inspired by Japanese house socks, these whimsical two-color socks feature the friendly faces of koi (known as brocaded carp, or nishikigoi in Japanese) on the toe, and a fish-scale motif on the leg.

Adapted from traditional Turkish sock techniques, these socks are knit from the toe up. With increases across the hinge of the foot and decreases through the ankle, this pattern yields cozy socks with the best possible fit and unique style.

Kit includes 600 y of hand-dyed yarn in your choice of Natural or SuperWash wool, a copy of the pattern, bamboo DPNs, stitch markers, and a yarn needle.

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Please note that SuperWash wool kits are dyed to order. Please allow up to five working days for me to dye and dry your yarn, plus the standard shipping lead time. Thanks!

About this Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate / Advanced.

Skills Needed: Judy’s Magic Cast On, stranded (two-color) knitting, simple increases (M1R, M1L) and decreases (k2tog, ssk).

Finished Size: Foot width and length determined by the knitter. Calf circumference at 9 inches above the sole is 11 inches / 28 cm as written. Suggested leg length from bottom of foot is 8 inches / 20 cm, including 1 inch / 2.5 cm cuff.

Yarn: Infinite Twist Helix or SuperWash Helix, MC: 300 yds / 100 gms; CC: 300 yds / 100 gms. Shown in Sakura / Red Devil.

Needles: US 2 (2.5 mm) double-pointed needles, or size yielding gauge.

Optional: Two sets of five needles so both socks can be started at one time.

Gauge: 32 stitches and 35 rows over 4”/10cm after blocking.

Supplies: At least 5 stitch markers in two colors, yarn needle, waste yarn, measuring tape.