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Shifty Rib Socks


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With clean lines and comfy ribbing, these socks have just enough patterning to make them interesting to knit, but still blissfully effortless. They're complicated enough for a solid colored yarn, but simple enough for a multi-colored hand-dyed yarn. These socks are worked in the round from the cuff down to the heel in rib pattern with shifting rib detail. The heel flap is then worked flat and turned. Stitches are picked up on the selvedge edges of the heel flap. Work is rejoined in the round and the gusset decreased. The foot is worked even until it measures 4 inches (10cm) short of total foot length and then the same shifting rib detail is worked across the top of the foot before the wedge toe is decreased. Live stitches are then grafted together to close the toe using kitchener stitch. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round grafting knit and purl decreases GAUGE 18 sts & 26 rows = 2 inches (5 cm) square in stockinette stitch after blocking. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS S[M, L, 1X] with actual circumference of 6[7, 8, 9] inches (15.25[17.75, 20.25, 22.75]cm) to fit 7[8, 9, 10] inches 17.75(20.25, 22.75, 25.5)cm foot circumference. Length of foot is variable. SUGGESTED YARN 380 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN SpunRightRound SW Sock 80/20 (80% Superwash Merino Wool/20% Nylon, 400 yds/100 g) COLORWAY Grafitti Overlay

Recommended with this pattern

  • 300[340, 380, 430] yards (275[311, 348, 394] meters)of sock weight yarn.
  • 2.25mm (US 1) needle(s). Use your preferred method for small circumference knitting: e.g. double points, magic loop or two-circulars.
  • stitch markers, tapestry needle to weave in ends.

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Miriam Felton Designs
Miriam Felton Designs
I started sewing when I was a toddler on one of those drilled out boards where you use a shoelace and sew the outline of a fish or a duck. Once I could wield scissors I started sewing dresses for my dolls. I added crochet when I was 8, cross stitching when I was 10, beading at 11, and knitting at 16. And I started binding books in college.