Back To Socks

September is tiptoeing in quietly and gracefully, while the weather factory blasts us with one last wave of ‘fry an egg on the pavement’ temperatures.  This month is a transitional time as kids head back to school, routines resume to their normal pace, and shoes and socks replace bare feet and flip flops.  But where did summer go??
Mirasol opens up its paintbox with one last splash of summertime fun for your feet.  Knit some magic with colourful Hacho, a luxurious hand dyed merino wool, just the thing to slip on to keep your toes toasty warm when the temperatures cool down at night.   

Hacho Socks


Size:  Women’s Medium

Yarn:  3 skeins Mirasol Hacho

Needles:  3.25 mm double point set

Tension:  24 sts and 32 rows = 4 in/ 10 cm


Cast on 52 sts.  Divide sts evenly onto three needles, join in round. 

Rnd 1- *K2, P2*, rep *to*

Rnd 2- *K1, YO, K1, P2*, rep *to*

Rnd 3- *K3, P2*, rep *to*

Rnd 4- *SL1, K2, Pass Slip St Over K2, P2*, rep *to*

Rep these 4 rnds for Pattern St.  When work measures 6 in/15 cm-

Shape Heel: 

Work in Pattern St across 12 sts, turn, Purl across 26 sts.  Cont to work back and forth on these 26 sts only for heel.  Leave rem sts on spare needle. 

Row 1- *SL1, K1*, rep *to*

Row 2- SL1 Purlways, P across row

Rep these 2 rows for 2 in/5 cm ending with Row 1, turn

SL1, P17, P2tog, P1, turn

SL1, K9, SL1, K1, PSSO, K1, turn

SL1, P10, P2tog, P1, turn

SL1, K11, SL1, K1, PSSO, K1, turn

SL1, P12, P2tog, P1, turn

SL1, K13, SL1, K1, PSSO, K1, turn

SL1, P14, P2tog, P1, turn

SL1, K15, SL1, K1, PSSO, K1, turn

SL1, P15, P2tog, turn

SL1, K14, SL1, K1, PSSO = 16 sts

With right side facing, pick up and K 12 sts along side of heel, work in Pattern St across 26 sts from spare needle, pick up and K 12 sts along opposite side of heel, K across 8 sts, place marker.  Divide sts from marker as follows- 20 sts on 1st needle, 26 sts on 2nd needle, 20 sts on 3rd needle = 66 sts.

Shape Instep: 

Rnd 1- K to last 3 sts on 1st needle, K2tog, K1, Pattern across 26 sts on 2nd needle, K 1st st on 3rd needle, SL1, K1, PSSO, K to end. 

Rnd 2- Work in Pattern St as set

Rep these 2 rnds until 52 sts remain.  Cont in Pattern as set until work measures 7 in/18 cm (or desired length)  from picked up sts along heel.

Shape Toe: 

Rnd 1- (1st needle) K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (2nd needle) K1, Sl1, K1, PSSO, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (3rd needle) K1, SL1, K1, PSSO, K to end

Rnd 2- K

Rep these 2 rnds until 20 sts remain.  Cut yarn and graft rem sts together. 

(design by:  Michele Meadows)

Get inspired by the colours of summer and add a splash of colour to your feet-

Hacho Colour #318-Jewelled Necklace

Hacho Colour #312-Solar Flares

Hacho Colour #313-Scarlet Pimpernel

Hacho Colour #314-Electrical Lavender

4 Responses to “Back To Socks”

  1. Tina B says:

    I am a big fan of Mirasol Yarn and what the company represents: fairtrade
    giving back to their community.
    Hacho colours are amazing, now I can pick one for every mood.

  2. Ev R. says:

    cool sock pattern, thank you.
    electrical lavender #314 suits me and my summer memories.

  3. Jude B says:

    this is a great little project for a long weekend andmy upcoming road trip. I have wanted to try some of this yarn since it first came out but didnt have the time for a bigger project… much appreciation for posting the pattern.

  4. Ruth J. says:

    I am also a fan of Mirasolyarns and the fairtrade program they put in place to build a boarding school for the children. i wish more companies would do the same for their communities.

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