Worked in the round, Oakley contains written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. Directions are for both cuff-down and toe-up. If you feel inclined to make 2 in the same direction, that’s completely acceptable, or one of each if you’re feeling particularly topsy-turvy! Oakley features 4 sizes; Small, Medium, Large, & X-Large. You’ll also find a sock worksheet, so you know how to measure your foot to achieve a perfect fit. Oakley has directions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks, however, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles instead.
Skill Level Intermediate
Materials List • US1 (2.25 mm) 32”-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US1 (2.25 mm) double pointed needles, or size required to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle • Cable needle • Scrap yarn • 2 Stitch markers • 300-500 yds (275-458 m) fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Suggested Yarn Lofty Loops Sweeney Todd Yarn Club – Lofty Sock 80% SW Merino 20% Nylon 400 yds/100 g Colorway in the sample: Mrs.Lovett
Gauge 9 Stitches by 11 rows worked in the round in stockinette stitch = 1” (2.5 cm) on US1 (2.25 mm) needles, before blocking.
Size Information (Measured around the ball of the foot.) Small (S): 6.6” (16.7 cm) circumference. Medium (M): 7.1” (18 cm) circumference. Large (L): 7.6” (19.3 cm) circumference. X-Large (XL): 8.1” (20.5 cm) circumference.