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HeartStrings #HS32 Pulled Salt Water Taffy Socks »
InstructionsHave fun picking yarn colors in your favorite candy flavors. You can use a variegated yarn like the model shown here that resembles a "mixed assortment" of fruit flavors. Or choose a solid color yarn to have the look of just one of your favorites.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Cute, Traditional
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock wool/nylon blend fingering weight yarn, color #19 Springer.
What was your inspiration?
The pattern stitch of these socks was designed to mimic the look of taffy being pulled as it is readied for its final stages of candy formation.
Thanks to Havens Candies for permission in using their taffy pulling photograph that demonstrates the inspiration of this sock design. Visit them in Westbrook, Maine or online at HavensCandies.com
What are you most proud of?
The ribbed stitch makes a good-fitting sock across a range of sizes.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Size: 56 [64, 72]-stitch sock for adult small [medium, large] to fit 8 [9, 10]" foot circumference slightly stretched; cuff/leg length above heel flap is approximately 7 [8, 9]"; heel depth and foot length can be worked to your desired measurements or those suggested in the pattern
Yarn: fingering weight approximately 300 [350, 425] yards
Suggested needles: US 1 / 2.25 mm; your choice of double points or circular(s) for knitting in the round
Gauge: 8 stitches per inch over stockinette stitch
Other notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle for joining toe stitches and finishing ends
Construction: cuff down
Stitch instructions: charted and written
Skill level: intermediate