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Mentmore Socks

from Wyndlestraw Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mentmore Socks
Mentmore Socks © Moira Ravenscroft, 2014
Mentmore Socks © Moira Ravenscroft, 2014
Mentmore Socks © Moira Ravenscroft, 2014
Mentmore Socks © Moira Ravenscroft, 2014
Mentmore Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Manipulate several balls of yarn at one time
  • Work slip stitch patterns
  • Use the 'Magic Loop' technique if using circ ndls

Pattern Description:

Tonal yarns produced by kettle dyeing, space-dyeing or hand-painting are beautiful when seen in the skein. The wonderful subtleties of the color changes seem to catch the light and add an extra dimension to the yarn. However, they are not always easy to use. One problem is that they can have quite a degree of variability, so that even within the same dye-lot one skein can be very different from another. This is, of course, part of their charm and character but it does mean that when you are making a pair of socks they can look quite mismatched.

Pooling of the colors and irregular zebra striping can be an additional issue, especially with small items such as socks. This pattern is designed to reduce these effects while still allowing the beauty of the yarns to shine through.
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Pattern information:
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download as a pdf file formatted for US/Letter-sized paper. The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, iPad or iPhone directly.

The pattern is also available in a UK version for printing onto A4 stationery. Please let me know if you would prefer this version.

(c) Moira Ravenscroft, 2015
E-mail: wyndlestraw.designs@gmail.com
Website: www.wyndlestrawdesigns.com
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Gauge:

38 sts/56 rnds:4 ins/10cm in Slip Stitch Pattern using US #1/2.5mm circ ndls or dpn's.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Ladies socks: Small (Medium, Large)
  • To fit foot length: 9 (10, 11) ins / 22.5 (25, 27.5) cm
  • and circumference: 7.5 (8.25, 9) ins / 19 (21, 23) cm
  • Finished length: 8 (9, 10) ins / 20 (23, 25) cm
  • Finished circum: 6.75 (7.5, 8.25) ins / 17 (19, 21) cm

Materials:

  • Sizes US #00/1.75mm & US #1/2.5mm circ ndls in length 32 ins/80cm or dpn's

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Row Counter
  • Tapestry needle for finishing
  • Stitch holder or spare interchangeable needle cord

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Stroll Tonal

Colorway:

Red - Col #25388 Wine Tasting


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