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Walking Into the New Year Socks


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It is said that many of the stitches used in Aran knitting are lucky symbols for the wearer. For instance, diamonds represent wealth and success; cables are for strength, safety, and luck. This pattern incorporates such traditional designs into extra-cozy hiking socks loaded with good omens for the new year. Knit in worsted weight at a tight gauge, they are a great quick-knit for men or women. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit & purl patterning Cables Knitting in the round Basic sock construction Short rows GAUGE 21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Women's S [Women's M/Men's S, Women's L/Men's M, Men's L] 7 [8, 9, 10]" (18 [20.5, 23, 25.5] cm) SUGGESTED YARN 430 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Berroco Vintage

Recommended with this pattern

  • 200 - 430 yards (183 - 393 m) worsted weight yarn
  • US 5 - 3.75 mm double pointed or circular needles
  • 3 stitch markers

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.