Sock of the Month: “Muldrow” Socks
Visit the Sled Dogs in our "Muldrow Socks" ...
Featuring HiKoo's Sueno Tonal and Sueno yarns
Denali National Park in southern Alaska is turning 100 this year and we're celebrating with the beautiful "Muldrow Socks" named for one of the largest and longest glaciers in the park. The gentle, cool colors and flow of the lace pattern reflect the feel of giant glaciers moving down the mountain side!
The Denali National Park gets its name from the tallest mountain in North America, rising to 20,310 feet within it's borders. Denali is an Alaskan native Athabaskan word meaning “the tall one” or “mountain-big”. The park also features a spectacular mix of forests, tundra, and several glaciers. Hundreds of species of plants and animals fill the park, including grizzly and black bears and herds of caribou just to name a few. Over 400,000 visitors are awed by the beauty of the place every year!
by Amy Loberg
Worked from the toe up with two colors, the Muldrow Socks have flowing lace patterns and small ribbed panels. A generous ribbed cuffed completes the look while keeping the sock in place.
The heel is worked last and is constructed as an "after-thought" heel. "After thought" you ask? First you work the toe, then the foot, knitting up the leg and the cuff ... and then you go back and work the heel. It sounds harder that it is ... any intermediate knitter will have no problem! ... and learn a new sock knitting technique!
|Finished Size||7 (8", 9") approximate foot circumference|
|Yardage||180 (210, 250) yards main color, 52 (55, 60) yards contrast color|
1 (1, 1) skein of
HiKoo Sueno Tonal
1 (1, 1) skein of
Shown in Succulent Tonal and Cream
2 x Size US 2 [3.00mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
|Gauge||27 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch|
US E [3.50mm] crochet hook to cast on and aproximately 3 yards of waste yarn
Sueno Tonal and Sueno are soft wool and bamboo blends that have wonderful stitch definition making them perfect for cables and textured stitches. These yarns have just the right amount of spring, which lends to a variety of gauges.
We used the beautifully subtle Sueno Tonal for the main body of this sock and a solid Sueno for accent on the toes, heel and cuff. There are tons of gorgeous colors to choose from ... which can sometimes be overwhelming ... but no worries! We put together five fabulous color combos that will look great in the Muldrow Socks. If you have any color questions that we can help with, please give us a call!
|Fiber Content||80% Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Viscose from Bamboo|
|Yardage / Weight||255 yards in 100g|
|Gauge||20 - 24 sts over 4″ on US 3 - 7 [3.25 – 4.50mm]|
|Care Instructions||Machine Wash, Gently, Cold, Dry Flat|