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Walk Now


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Every spring for the past few years, I've participated in the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Event to help raise awareness and money for children with autism. Autism affects 1 in 110 children, a number that has dramatically increased since I began working with children with autism 20 years ago. Each child with autism that I work with is a unique individual and these socks attempt to capture that. The pattern features four different design options for the top of the foot, allowing you to create your own individualized socks. Part of the proceeds of the sale of this pattern will be donated to Autism Speaks. For more information, go to BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY reading a chart is helpful, but written directions are also provided knit in the round GAUGE 36 sts = 4" over st st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 63/4" foot circumference, stretches up to 9" (7 3/4" foot circumference, stretches up to 10"); 6" approx. leg length Instructions are written for a cuff-down sock. Two sizes are provided and the pattern includes different design options for the top of the foot. Both written and charted instructions are provided.

Recommended with this pattern

  • ~360-380 yards of fingering sock yarn such as The Plucky Knitter Primo MCN, BMFA Socks that Rock lightweight, Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock, The Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga, Madelinetosh Tosh Sock
  • Size US 1 (2.25mm) or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch Markers

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Irish Girlie Knits Designs
Irish Girlie Knits Designs
Carrie Sullivan, aka Irish Girlie Knits, is a blogger, sock-obsessed knitter, and designer known for her deceptively simple, perfectly gorgeous designs such as Cotty and Summer Wind. In addition to her self-published pattern line, Carrie has designed for sock clubs and yarn companies such as Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club, the Woolgirl Sock Club, The Plucky Knitter Classics, and Kollage Yarns. Carrie also made her teaching debut at Sock Summit 2011. Her knitting adventures, as well as her two cute doggies and ever-growing sock yarn stash are blogged about at We Do Not Have A Knitting Problem. By day, Carrie runs a clinic for children with autism in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her Masters in Special Education from San Francisco State University and her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Go Irish!

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