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Starry Night Socks


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One of my favorite paintings is Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night. I thought it would be fun to interpret it in sock form. The socks don't really look at all like the painting, but they still remind me of it. You will need to pay attention to the chart while you're knitting these; it's not a pattern you can memorize. There are some long stretches between colors, and you need to catch the floats loosely so the socks still stretch. A NOTE ON FIT The fabric is fairly firm. The sock doesn't stretch much when you're pulling it on over your heel, but it will be comfortable when you're wearing it. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off) knowledge of basic sock construction knitting in the round knitting on double-pointed needles reading charts stranded colorwork techniques kitchener stitch GAUGE 32 sts/37 rows = 4" following starry chart SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Women's M (leg circumference 8", foot circumference 7.5") PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Happy Fuzzy Yarn Corrie Sock COLORWAY Cobalt and Vincent

Recommended with this pattern

  • approx. 110 yds yellow fingering weight yarn
  • approx. 240 yds blue fingering weight yarn
  • size US2/2.75 mm dpns

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Riin Gill lives with her boyfriend, two rabbits, and a really astounding amount of wool in Ann Arbor, MI. She knits, spins, dyes, runs Happy Fuzzy Yarn and occasionally sleeps.