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Cuff Down Banana Sock

Well I do feel like I’m ‘going bananas’ right now,

It’s been a tough couple of weeks, while visiting Lilly in Whyalla, Heather tested positive for Covid, so I couldn’t go home.

A week later the boys tested positive and five days after that Fern. So I’m living in Betsy the van, with Tazz.

Betsy Van’s electric system is solar, great when the sun shines, not so great in overcast days! Fortunately the house battery is charged when driving. So a trip to Brinkworth for a shower and up to Farrell Flat to boost the battery.

The recording quality isn’t great on the video for this tutorial as my microphone, lights and laptop are at home!


Yarn: totem 8ply 100 gms

Needles: 3.5mm needles 80cm needles to knit in the round using magic loop method.

Notions: tapestry needle, scissors


  • Rnd, rnds – round/s
  • St – stitch
  • Kk – knit
  • Pp – purl
  • K2tog – knit two together

Cast on 52 sts loosely, join in round.


Rnd 1 -10 (k2, p2)


Rnd 1 – 4 (k2,p2) 6 times k2, p26

Rnd 5 – 8 (k2,p2) 6 times, k28

Repeat rnds 1-8 until socks measures 45 cm or preferred length

Spiral toe

Rnd 1 (k11, k2tog) rep to end

Rnd 2 (k10, k2tog) rep

Rnd 3 (k9, k2tog) rep

Continue in pattern until 8 sts rem


Break yarn and thread through live sts and cinche to close. Secure and weave in ends.

Going bananas 2

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