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Swatching Socks


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For every knitting project I start by making a gauge swatch. There is only one except: socks! Starting a sock is as much knitting as a swatch, and I can even try it on my foot to check the fit! These socks where designed for just that case " a lovely sock yarn that you do not know the exact gauge. So you start making a stockinette toe and foot, take your gauge (and calculate some adjustments for the rest of the sock if necessary) and now you can start a pattern! In this case, the gusset increases are made purlwise on the instep and a cabled pattern, resembling shoe lacing, breaks the sometimes boring stockinette. Instead of ribbing, the cuff is worked in moss stitch. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl working cables basic sock construction GAUGE 34 stitches and 50 rounds = 10 cm (4 inch) in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS foot circumference 8.25 - 8.625 - 9.25 - 9.875 inch PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Sweet Paprika Designs Messa di Voce COLORWAY Deep Purple

Recommended with this pattern

  • 2(2, 3, 3) skeins
  • fingering weight sock yarn
  • cable needle

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Stefanie Bold Designs
Stefanie Bold Designs
Crafting since childhood, I mostly knit but I also enjoy sewing and spinning. Sometimes I do stuff like crochet, cross stitching, bobbin lace or tatting.