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Rapid Rainbows socks


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These colourful, lacy, textured, cheerful socks are worked from the toe up with a gusset and slipstitched flap heel. Using up to 7 colours of a light worsted-weight yarn, they knit up amazingly quickly and are super cosy under boots or to wear around the house. The lace pattern has texture and a slight ripple effect, and is simple enough for less experienced knitters. Gauge and sizing 20 sts and 28 rows per 10cm in stockinette gives a sock which generously fits a US size 7 womens foot (approx 25cm long). You can adjust size by adjusting gauge. Materials 250m of worsted weight yarn. Requirements for each colour will depend on number of colours used and which colour the heel is worked in. I used approx 30m each of 8 colours. Size 3 long circular or DPNs Pattern comprises written instructions and chart. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY short rows GAUGE 20 sts/28 rows per 10cm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Womens size 7 approx SUGGESTED YARN 250 meters of Worsted weight

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I'm Abigail, a craft addict and teacher living in Aichi, Japan. I originally come from Yorkshire in the UK, but I moved here over 7 years ago and never looked back. I've been making things since I was tiny - I remember sitting on the grass at infant school making 'fairy shoes' from leaves and bits of grass. I've been knitting and sewing since I was 7 - which means I've been a knitter for almost 30 years! Since then I've branched out a bit, learning to cut patterns, handspin, crochet, loom-bead, make wire-wrapped jewellery, needle- and wet-felt, dye, origami and papercrafts, drawing and painting, to name but a few.