“I could drink maple syrup from the can” – Janie Tremblay, rhyFlower Knits French Translator
Pass the Maple Syrup is a delightful ribbed gender-neutral sock that’s incredibly beginner-friendly. The rib mixed with the variegated portion of Turtlepurl’s Gatineau Fall colorway resembles a pile of leaves, rather perfect for the season. These fun socks can be found in the Fall 2018 edition of Addicted to Sock Knitting E-zine.
Worked in the round, Pass the Maple Syrup 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! Pass the Maple Syrup 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. Pass the Maple Syrup 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 Easy
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 • Scrap yarn • 300-500 yds (275-458 m) fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Suggested Yarn Turtlepurl – Striped Turtle Toes 75% SW Merino 25% Nylon – 450 yrds/ 100g Colorway in the sample: Gatineau Fall
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 Small (S): 6.5” (16.5 cm) circumference. Medium (M): 7” (17.8 cm) circumference. Large (L): 7.5” (19 cm) circumference. X-Large (XL): 8” (20.3 cm) circumference.