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I have been doing some type of needle craft for as long as I can remember. When I was really little, it was crochet and embroidery. I finally learned how to knit in high school and really took off ...

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Good Gyrations

from Melissa Lemmons Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Good Gyrations
Good Gyrations
Good Gyrations
Good Gyrations
Good Gyrations

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • work in the round
  • read a chart
  • provisional cast on
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

This sock is designed to combat the pooling that often occurs when using variegated yarn. The socks are knit toe up using a short row toe, a forked short row heel, and a picot bind off. The left and right socks are mirror images. Because the slipped stitches are only worked every fourth row, they do not count in the number of stitches worked around the sock. Thus, the socks may seem to have an abnormally high number of stitches.


31 stitches and 53 rows = 4 inches in stockinette in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small 6.25"/15.9cm Medium 7"/17.8cm, Large 7.75"/19.7cm unstretched leg circumference.


  • 380 - 440 yards (347 - 402 m) /100gr sock yarn, sample shown in Ella Rae Lace Merino
  • US sz 1 / 2.25 mm dpns or circulars or size needed obtain gauge
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Waste yarn for provisional cast on
  • crochet hook for provisional cast on
  • yarn needle for weaving in ends