A Beautiful Necessity by Anna Zilboorg

A Beautiful Necessity

September 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 yards (366 m)
small, medium, large
This pattern is available from bluemoonfiberarts.com for $6.50.

I think of this as a prayer rug sock--toes always heading for the holy city. The construction of this sock makes a “freesole” you can remove all or any part of it and replace it as the necessity arises. This is a useful technique for museum quality socks that will be worn with pride and pleasure.