SSAL 2024: Color Popportunity Socks by Stephen West

SSAL 2024: Color Popportunity Socks

June 2024
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
713 yards (652 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
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Sign up for the Sock Along by purchasing the Color Popportunity Socks. You will immediately receive an introductory PDF followed by a set of instructions (Clue) each Tuesday in July starting July 9!

Clue 1 - July 9
Clue 2 - July 16
Clue 3 - July 23
Clue 4 - July 30

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

Finished Measurements: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5)″ / 17 (19, 22, 24, 27)cm leg and foot circumference. Measurements taken after blocking. These are the measurements of the sock.

Socks are designed to fit an actual foot circumference of 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5)″ / 19 (22, 24, 27, 29)cm. The socks are designed to fit with negative ease. Choose a size with a finished foot circumference measurement that is approximately 1″ / 2.5cm smaller than your actual foot circumference. Measure your foot around the center part of your foot. For example, if your actual foot circumference is 9.5″ / 24cm, then knit Size 3 of the sock. The sock should fit nice and snug on your foot with negative ease.

The length of the foot is easily customizable.

How do I make sure my socks fit?
Watch my video and learn how to measure your foot to select your size here.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Collect a kit Stephen & Penelope here!

Yardage: MC - 437yds / 400m (1 skein 100g)
CC1 - 92yds / 84m (1 mini skein 20g)
CC2 - 92yds / 84m (1 mini skein 20g)
CC3 - 92yds / 84m (1 mini skein 20g)

You will have leftovers of each color. These yarn amounts will produce a complete pair of socks, the right sock and the left sock.

This design will also look amazing with 1 self-striping yarn instead of the 3 CC’s. If you use a yarn like Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy, then you can use one ball (100g) for all of the instructions that use a CC (CC1, CC2, & CC3). You will need about 279yds / 255m total for the CC. Get creative with color and customize your Color Popportunity Socks!

Needles: US 1 / 2.25mm DPNs or size needed to obtain gauge

You can use a circular needle if you prefer. US 1 / 2.25 circular needle in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge. If you are using the Magic Loop method, then you will also need 1 spare double pointed needle in the same size or smaller for holding sts or you could use 1 spare circular needle in the same size or smaller for holding sts.

If you want to knit both socks simultaneously, then you will need two sets of DPNs or circular needles.

Notions: 3 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 32 sts & 52 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
32 sts & 64 rows = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking

The socks are knit with a firm tidy gauge. You may need to go down one or two needle sizes to achieve gauge and that’s okay.

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