Lemon Squeezy – Worked in the round, Lemon Squeezy contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for a peasant heel (afterthought heel using scrap yarn), but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using (links included for alternatives).
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping).
This sock pattern shines well with solid, semi-solid, or lightly variegated/speckled yarns. Picking an appropriate yarn for this project will ensure you don’t lose the fun textures you’ll create.
This pattern is available in our Standard formatting. Low-visibility and screen-reader-accessible versions of this pattern are available with this pattern purchase. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by the read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
7.5 [8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28] cm circumference – choose a size that will give you 1-1.5” / 2.5-4 cm of negative ease. The finished measurements do not factor in negative ease, these are the actual measurements for the finished item.
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or the size required to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle, scrap yarn, stitch markers
300-500 yds / 274-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Turtlepurl Yarns – Striped Turtle Toes
75% SW Merino 25% Nylon
450 yds (411 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: Hazy Days
Lofty Loops Yarns – Lofty Sock
80% SW Merino 20% Nylon
400 yds (365 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: The Barber’s Wife
8 stitches by 10 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.