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Autumn Fair Isle Socks

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Intermediate

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These socks are knitted in the round in two or more colors. As is the tradition, Fair Isle garments are never worked with more than two colors in a round and these socks are no exception! The heel flap is worked in corrugated ribbing while the patterning for the rest of the sock is comprised of three-row peerie patterns, traditional Scottish Fair Isle motifs which are typically 1 to 7 rows high. FEATURED TECHNIQUES Double Cast-on Working with a Yarn in each Hand Corrugated Ribbing Heel Pattern The Dutch Heel and the Wide Toe Kitchener Stitch Photographs, theory boxes, charts, and schematic included. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Ability to work in the round with double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, or two circulars GAUGE In 2 color stockinette stitch: 7 sts/10 rows /inch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Child (Small woman, Medium woman, Medium man, Large man)

Recommended with this pattern

  • Yarn: 100g skeins of Guernsey or sport weight yarn (246 yds/skein) for a heavier sock OR...
  • 100g skeins of sock yarn or fingering weight yarn for a lighter sock.
  • In two colors: Main Color (MC): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins; Contrast Color: (CC): 1 skein

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Knitting Traditions
Knitting Traditions
Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which offers her knitting books, DVDs, schedule of workshops in North America and Europe, blog and eNewsletter signup: www.KnittingTraditions.com.