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Grandma Bessie's Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Grandma Bessie's Socks
Grandma Bessie's Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Using DPNs

Pattern Description:

I discovered my Grandmother's pattern in a box of old patterns given to me by my father. This pattern was in her handwriting using vintage terms. I have recreated the pattern in current
terminology but keeping the original intent of the pattern.

It is a PERFECT pattern for the beginning Sock Knitter.


7 sts =1 inch in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Narrow = Up to 7 1/4" circ. Medium = Up to 8 1/2" circ. Wide = Up to 9 3/4" circ. Extra Wide = Up to 11 1/2" circ.


  • US 1 - 2.25 mm DPNs and US 2 - 2.75 mm DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch Markers

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Punta Yarns Lace Hand Paint


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About the designer

Karen Ratto Whooley is a Washington State-based knitwear designer. Her work has been published in various print and online publications including Interweave Crochet, Crochet Magazine and Inside ...

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