Thursday, July 16, 2009

Boxcars Socks

I adore Norah Gaughan and her use of hexagons. I'd like to think she'd appreciate these socks. They are constructed not from the cuff down, nor from the toe up, but from the center out. After the hexagon is knitted, stitches are cast on at the heel and worked down to the toe. Then stitches are picked back up at the heel and worked up the leg.

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Materials:
Lion Brand Sock-Ease [75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 438yds/401m per 3.5oz/100g skein]: color: #205 Cotton Candy; one skein
Set of US#1/2.25mm double-pointed needles, or long circular needle
Set of US#0/2.00mm double-pointed needles, or long circular needle
Small crochet hook
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle


Finished Measurements:
Foot circumference = 8in/20cm
Foot length = adjustable

Gauge:
32 sts/44 rows = 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles

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