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These socks are knitted in the round in two or more colors. As is the tradition, Fair Isle garments are never worked with more than two colors in a round and these socks are no exception! The heel flap is worked in corrugated ribbing while the patterning for the rest of the sock is comprised of three-row peerie patterns, traditional Scottish Fair Isle motifs which are typically 1 to 7 rows high.
Working with a Yarn in each Hand
Corrugated Ribbing Heel Pattern
The Dutch Heel and the Wide Toe
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In 2 color stockinette stitch: 7 sts/10 rows /inch
Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which offers her knitting books, DVDs, schedule of workshops in North America and Europe, blog and eNewsletter sign up.