Designed by Carmen Jorissen
The Tornado Toes socks use the fun selfstriping yarn by Scheepjes: Scheepjes Downtown.
They have a stretchy spiraling rib pattern, which makes it possible to just knit a ‘tube’ sock without a heel. The rib stretches to fit your heel. This also means that the socks will be able to fit kids as they grow, as there is no fixed heel placement.
This type of sock is also very suitable for wheelchair users for example, as it is much easier to put these socks on since you don’t need to pay attention to where the heel is.
There is no gauge listed as it is very difficult to measure gauge on this super stretchy fabric. I recommend just casting on for your size. Due to the stretchiness of the fabric it is very likely that the sock will fit. If the sock is too loose, use smaller needles/yarn or less stitches. If the sock is too tight, use bigger needles/yarn or more stitches.
The cuff is 1×1 rib and the recommended bind off is Lori’s Twisty Bind Off. All instructions are included in the pattern.
kid – teen – adult
You will need 1x50g ball for kid socks, and 2x50g balls for teen-adult socks. I used colourway 411 Gallery Central.
Get your Scheepjes Downtown here (affiliate links):
2.25 mm needles
These socks are knit from the toe to the cuff. The PDF includes full instructions plus a chart for the ribbed pattern.
This pattern is available in English and Dutch.
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