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Abbey Road Socks

September 2010
Quince and Co. Tern
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 2 inches in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
To fit 7.5-8.5 shoes
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A round three-ply yarn composed of wool and silk (for strength),
Tern is great for texture patterns. These socks combine twisted
and traveling stitches to form a raised pattern within a ribbed
foundation (for optimum comfort and fit). Knitted from the toe
up, they feature what looks like a standard heel, although the
parts are worked in the reverse order—gussets first, followed
by the heel turn, then the heel flap. This allows the pattern to
flow continuously along the back of the heel, an attractive way
to reinforce this area of stress. The heel has a bit of a puckery
look when the socks are laid flat, but it fits the foot beautifully.
The pattern continues to the super stretchy bind-off at the top of
the leg, but the last bit of the center front motif is worked as a
twisted rib for the final inch.

About 7” foot circumference (will stretch to 8”) and 9¾” foot
Instructions for larger sizes included in pattern.