Afterthought a la Carte by Jessica K. Larson
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Afterthought a la Carte

Knitting
May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
398 - 435 yards (364 - 398 m)
S/Narrow, M/Average, W/Wide
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Hate using DPNS? Does toe up go against your grain? Befuddled by Magic Loop? Refuse to knit from the cuff down? No problem…this is sock knitting a la carte style.

Afterthought a la Carte explores the unparalleled versatility of the afterthought heel construction for socks. Pick your needles, pick your direction and cast on.

Afterthought a la Carte includes suggestions for kicking your socks up a notch…stripes, contrasting heels and toes, etc.

Yarn:
400 sock yarn

Gauge:
32 sts and 48 rounds/4inches (10cm) in stockinette

Needles:
US 1 (2.25 mm) circular or DPN (or size to achieve gauge).

Size:
S/Narrow, M/Average, L/Wide.

Notions:
3ft (1m) fingering weight scrap yarn
1 Locking Stitch Marker (optional)
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

  • The length of the foot is adjustable. Select size based on the width of the recipient’s foot.
  • Instructions are included for working from the Toe Up or from the Cuff Down.
  • Socks can be knit with DPNs, Magic Loop or 2 circular needles.

Samples knit with Cherry Tree Hill Yarns Fingerpaints in Summer Sweet (yellow/green/blue/red) and Happy Fuzzy Corrie Sock in Firefox (red/blue).

Photos by Hannah Thiessen aka hannahbelle