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Lemniscate Socks


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The cable element of this sock reminds me of the infinity symbol, which is also known as a lemniscate. This pattern provides instructions and charts for the sock to be knit toe up & cuff down I decided to do this because the stitch pattern will look pretty either way, and I know there are people who rather one method over the other. Another interesting feature is there is only one chart to follow, which incorporates both sizes and works for both toe up and cuff down! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cables yarn overs work in the round increase decrease w&t kitchener stitch (if cuff down) reading charts short row shaping GAUGE 32 stitches to 48 rows using 2.25mm over 4"/10cm in stocking stitch, worked in the round SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size: Two sizes S/M(M/L) Women's S/M 8" unstretched 64 stitches (Cuff) With stitch pattern; 80 stitches around the leg and 74 around the foot. Women's M/L 10" unstretched 72 stitches (Cuff) With stitch pattern; 88 stitches around the leg and 80 around the foot. Notes are also included for people with a bigger calf SUGGESTED YARN 400 meters of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Sock yarn of your choice. Sample knit with Old Maiden Aunt Bamboo and Silk 4ply

Recommended with this pattern

  • 2.25mm Circular Needles / US1
  • 459yds/420m 4ply Sock Yarn
  • 3 stitch markers for the cuff down version

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Shiny Little Stitches
Shiny Little Stitches
I'm a beginner UK designer, who has been knitting since 2009. I'm completely addicted! I really enjoy designing, and hope you enjoy the finished product ;) My first design was the Aislinn Hat. For one of my oldest friends Aislinn, and its her favourite hat!