To convert Traveling Woman into socks, I had to get a little creative. There’s no defined edge to a sock other than the cuff, and you don’t want a lacey cuff that can’t keep your sock up. These socks can be knit myriad ways, so be sure to check out the section on customizing if you want something a little different.
The lace pattern is extremely stretchy and very forgiving. If you’re worried the sock will be too narrow, you will be pleasantly surprised. The stretchy nature of the stitch pattern was taken into account during the sizing process.
The Traveling Socks pattern is part of the Traveling Woman Collection. You can purchase the pattern individually for $6, or as a part of the collection for $20.
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Fingering Weight Version: Small (US women’s 7-7.5 shoe). Sample knit in Malabrigo Sock (100% superwash merino), shown in Abril. This is a light fingering weight yarn. If you use a standard fingering weight your sock may work up larger. Try going down a needle size.
Medium (US women’s 8-8.5 shoe), Large (US women’s 9-10 shoe).
Needle, all sizes: US #1 1/2 (2.25mm) needle
Gauge, after blocking: Per 1 inch: 7.5 sts
Sport Weight Version: Small (US women’s 7-7.5 shoe), Medium (US women’s 8-8.5 shoe), Large (US women’s 9-10 shoe).
Needle, all sizes: US #2 1/2 (3.0mm) needle
Details: This pattern is written for 2 circular needles (or Magic Loop). If you prefer using DPNs, you may want to use stitch markers as well.
Instructions are written out individually: each page contains all of the information you need to knit the pattern. You will only need to print two pages for the size you choose to knit. Each eyelet repeat is knit over two rows, so you can easily adjust the length of the leg and foot if you’re concerned about size.
This pattern is designed to be knit from the cuff down, however there are instructions provided for toe up construction in the Customizing Your Traveling Socks section.
Some sizes feature toe decreases in the edge chart. Be sure to read through your instructions thoroughly!
If you are interested in further customizing your socks, see the Customizing Your Traveling Socks page at the end of this pattern.