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Matchstick Socks


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Matchstick socks are worked toe-up with a round toe and a short-row heel. They feature a stretchy slip-stitch and rib pattern that has an easy rhythm and works well with handpainted or semi-solid yarns. Elegant and simple to work, they're perfect for a man or a woman. The pattern comes in three sizes and should fit older children to adults. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic knitting skills Knitting in the round with dpns/circular ndls Increases/decreases Slipped stitches Knowledge of conventional sock construction GAUGE Gauge After Blocking 32 sts / 48 rows = 4" / 10cm in stockinette on #1.5 (2.5mm) needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizing: S(M,L) Green Socks shown in Size M are modeled on a Women's size 6 foot. Blue Socks shown in Size M are modeled on a Men's size 8 foot. Foot Circumference (unstretched): 6(7,8)in / 15(18,20)cm Cuff length as shown: 8in / 20.3cm

Recommended with this pattern

  • fingering weight yarn (approximately 310yds /283m - 450yds/411m)
  • #1.5 (2.5mm) set of dpns or long circular needle for magic loop
  • stitch marker

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