Autumn Fair Isle Socks

Fair Isle Socks

Level Intermediate. Five sizes (child to large man). Fair Isle socks in autumn colors-rust, olive, navy, light and dark brown, plum (6 colors in all) or in as few as two colors. The patterning is comprised of easy four stitch repeat peerie patterns with a corrugated ribbing heel flap. The toe is worked in the solid main color. The gauge is 7 stitches/inch.

Featured Techniques: Double Cast-On, Knitting (and purling) with a yarn in each hand, Corrugated Ribbing, The Wide (6 stitch) Toe, Kitchener Stitch.

Sizes: Small (child), Medium (large child/small woman), Large (medium woman), Extra Large (man)

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Autumn Fair Isle Socks


  • Yarn: 100g skeins of Guernsey or sport weight yarn (246 yds/skein) for a heavier sock OR 100g skeins of sock yarn or fingering weight yarn for a lighter sock.
  • In two colors: Main Color (MC): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins; Contrast Color: (CC): 1 skein
  • In six colors: Main Color (MC): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins; Approximately 1/2 oz. each of five other colors. (I used Rust for MC, brown, navy, plum, olive, and taupe for CC.)
  • Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

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