Close your eyes and ‘Drift Away’ perfectly dreamy socks

The neat lines of Drift Away are like the grooves in that record you’re listening to, and they flow into entwined cables sitting prettily on the ankles. Worked in Tempo 4ply, a strong merino/nylon mix that makes the twisted stitches really pop, these socks mirror each other, and the twists and cables make them beautifully snug. if you are between sizes, I suggest you opt for the larger size.

Drift Away, Lazy Sunday Knitted and Beaded Socks by Jane Burns

This cuff-down sock pattern, with a gusset, heel flap and grafted toe, contains step-by-step instructions for the easy crochet hook method of beading (which avoids the need to pre-thread all the beads at once), and a useful tutorial. Beading is optional of course!

The socks are a mirror image of each other, the charts/instructions vary for the cuff, leg, heel and foot. Pay special attention to the instructions for the Right Sock at the end of the pattern.

Treat yourself and your feet to a pair of indulgent beaded socks, because you’re worth it!

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Suggested yarn: Eden Cottage Tempo 4ply

Gauge: 34 sts x 44 rows = 10cm in stocking stitch

Needle size: US 1.5 – 2.5mm

Crochet hook: US 13 – 0.75mm

Also needed:

  • Size 6/0 seed beads, Debbie Abrahams, colour 41, approx. 44 beads.
  • Stitch markers

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

The finished foot circumference of these socks is 16.5cm/6.5” (XS), 17.5cm/6.5” (S), 18.5cm/7.25” (M), 20cm/8” (L), 21cm/8.25” (XL) and 22.5cm/9” (XXL), to fit foot circumference 18cm/7”, 19cm/7.5”, 20cm/8”, 21.5cm/8.5”, 22.5cm/9” and 24cm/9.5”.

To choose the best fit, measure the foot around the widest point of the foot and knit the size closest to the ‘to fit foot circumference’ size.

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Twisted stitch ribbing
  • Beading
  • Cables
  • Decreasing
  • Top down
  • Heel flap and gusset sock construction


Drift Away, Lazy Sunday Knitted and Beaded Socks by Jane Burns

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