A Scratch by Claire Ellen

A Scratch

March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
325 - 375 yards (297 - 343 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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BENVOLIO: What, art thou hurt?
MERCUTIO: Ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch; marry, ‘tis enough.
Where is my page? Go, villain, fetch a surgeon.
ROMEO: Courage, man; the hurt cannot be much.
MERCUTIO: No, ‘tis not so deep as a well, nor
so wide as a church-door; but ‘tis enough,’twill serve: ask for
me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man.
I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o’
both your houses! ‘Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a
cat, to scratch a man to death! a braggart, a
rogue, a villain, that fights by the book of
arithmetic! Why the devil came you between us? I
was hurt under your arm.

Skill Level: Beginner Sock Knitter; sock construction & some basic patterning.
Materials: 325-375 yds (300-340m) of sock yarn.This sock pattern will look well in a variety of yarn types from solid to variegated. The socks pictured are a size large and used 370 yds of Miss Babs’
“Yummy” in the colorway Zombie Prom
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) sock needles. The pattern is written for DPNs, but magic loop knitters can accommodate using a stitch marker to indicate needle placement.
Tools: Tape measure, tapestry needle, & scissors
Sizing: Small (Medium, Large) socks measure 8(8.5,9) inches around, without much elasticity. This pattern has a small bit of stretch, but is not as elastic as stockinette.
Gauge: 8 stitches & 12 rounds per inch of stockinette.

Abbreviations/Stitches needed:
P= Purl
Ktbl= knit through the back loop
K2tog= knit two together
SSK= slip,slip, knit
P2tog=purl two together
KFB= increase one stitch by knitting into the front and back of the next stitch