Time for Tennis by Clare Devine

Time for Tennis

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch in the Round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
To fit foot circumference up to: 21 (23:26)cm / 8¼ (9:10¼)in
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Time for Tennis.

Inspired by vintage sports socks these cute ankle socks will be the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Perfect with plimsolls and your favourite summer outfit. Better still pair them with your favourite open toed sandals and frock letting those quirky stripes peak out.


S (M, L)
To fit foot circumference up to: 21 (23:26)cm / 8¼ (9:10¼)in


Ginger’s Hand Dyed Bleating Velvet (4ply/Fingering weight; 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 400m/437yds per 100g skein)
Main Colour Shade: Dove x 1 (1:1) skeins
Contrast Colour 10g (60m / 65yds) sample shown uses two contrast colours.
Contrast Colour 1 Shade: Barbapapa
Contrast Colour 2 Shade: Grey Gardens


2.5mm (UK 12 /US 1-2) knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
2 stitch markers


34 sts and 42 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch


The sock is knitted from the toe up and features a Fleegle Heel.

The sample uses two contrast colours to create mis-matched socks, you could make yours matching by using the same colour order for both socks. This pattern is also perfect for using up tiny scraps of left over sock yarn for the stripes.

The suggested cast on is Judy’s Magic Cast On, however you can use your preferred method of casting on toe up socks.