Monday, June 23, 2008

Riptide Socks

These socks are knitted from the toe up and feature short-row heels and a twisted-stitch pattern that swells and recedes like the tides. Plus, the twisted stitches give the socks extra stretchiness!

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Materials:
Louet Gems Fingering Weight [100% wool; 185yds/169m per 1.76oz/50g skein]; two skeins in color of your choice
[Sample was knit with two skeins of Caribbean Blue]
Set of US #2/2.75mm double-pointed needles
Set of US #1/2.25mm double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle

Finished Measurements:
Foot circumference = 8in/20cm, relaxed
Foot length = approximately 10in/25cm, but can be adjusted by working more or less of
chart before beginning heel

Gauge:
30 sts/40 rows = 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles

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