Lakritz socks can now be purchased directly in my shop on Ravelry and are no longer available in Tangled magazine, which, sadly, does not exist anymore. To purchase them, just click below:
The Lakritz socks were born from my wish to use a self-striping yarn to the max. Yes, horizontal stripes throughout are fun, but I wanted to use them in all sorts of directions to spice things up. Also, I thought it would be fun to start knitting socks from the sole, for a change. Embrace your inner math geek while calculating the stitch counts and measurements for a perfectly customized, one-of-a-kind sock.
If you are interested in knitting these socks but feel intimidated by the calculations, you can download this Excel file that will do all the work for you! Just fill in your measurements in your unit (cm or inches) and it will calculate all the numbers you need for you.
Lakritz Calculations – V 1.0
Yarn: Regia, Design Line Kaffe Fassett (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 260 m 280 yd/2.11 oz 60 g; CYCA 1): #4453, 2 skeins
Needles: US size 1 (2.5mm) circular needle or dpns
Notions: 5 stitch markers (m); some contrasting scrap yarn; darning needle
Gauge: 30 sts and 48 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.
Available Sizes: totally customizable
Toe up magic cast on (or Turkish cast on), knitting in the rd, ssk, sssk, k2tog, p2tog, w&t