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Lucy Neatby on craftsy.com
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the ...

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Hot Tamale Toes

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hot Tamale Toes
Hot Tamale Toes
Hot Tamale Toes
Hot Tamale Toes

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • knitted I-cord
  • simple beading

Pattern Description:

These cheerful tropical socks are knitted from the top down, with a special garter-stitch short-row heel, and are embellished with a cuff of exotic foliage and little hot peppers. Just the sock to cheer you up in a cold northern winter!

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This pattern gives directions for ankle length socks in fingering weight yarn, for gauges 6.5 - 8 sts/inch, to fit ankle sizes from 8 - 10".


  • 100g Main Hand-Painted Yarn, 50g Contrast Yarn, 10g Foliage Green Yarn, 5g Pepper Yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • A set of five 2 - 2.75 mm (US # 0 - 2) double pointed needles (dpns), 6 - 8" in length.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Celestial Merino Fingering Weight Yarn


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