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Dowager's Prize Diamonds


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Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. This pattern can't make claims about shiny rocks, but these socks will certainly join your prized favorites in your sock drawer. By combining twisted stitches and 1/1 cables, an intricate pattern of diamonds will appear, some with purled interiors and some with knitted interiors. This sock is knit from the cuff down. The instructions reference the sole and instep stitches rather than specifying needles, allowing you to use your preferred method (4 or 5 needles, magic loop, 2 circular needles). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY working in the round, cabling, basic sock construction GAUGE 32 stitches = 4 inches in stocking stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Womens small, large, with an 8" (10") circumference, blocked. PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Lola-Doodle's Buff Sock COLORWAY Dowager's Prize Roses

Supplies Needed

  • Approximately 400 yards (365m) of Lola-Doodles Twinkle Toes fingering sock yarn (1 skein= 400yd/365m per 3oz/100g), or similar.
  • 1 set of 5 US #1 (2.5 mm double-point needles, or size needles required to obtain gauge.
  • Tapestry needle

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I prefer to design simple patterns that are (relatively) easy to knit. It might be redundant to say so, but I design socks that I’d want to knit. I want a pattern that looks fantastic, but isn’t ridiculously complicated. I want it to be easy, without being boring. I want to challenge myself a little, but not make things more difficult than they need to be. I love cables, twisted stitches, and lace. But not all at the same time! I try to design multiple sizes for each pattern since legs and feet come in all sizes. I also expect knitters to take liberties with the instructions and be able to substitute their favorite heel, toe or cuff if they so choose. I’m also pleased when a pattern can be converted into toe up without too much effort, although not all stitch patterns lend themselves to this. I do have every pattern test knitted to ensure accuracy and to get different perspectives on each pattern. However, I am human, so mistakes might happen. If they do, I’ll get them fixed right away.