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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!

This pattern is also available as a kit from my website.



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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About the designer

Lucy Neatby on
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Lucy is a full-time hand-knitting designer, teacher and the author of books including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters. She also ...

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