Ask Alice by Barb Brown

Ask Alice

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
591 - 787 yards (540 - 720 m)
S, M, L
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“The stitch pattern used on my knee-high socks is an adaptation of one called Pea Pods,” says Barb Brown. “But when it’s knitted upside down, it always makes me think of Alice in Wonderland and the mushrooms she ate. The picot cast-on, patterned top and textured heel give a frilly, feminine touch. The panel of pattern runs up the back of the leg, with shaping on either side, giving your calves a shapely look.”

NOTE: Errata: row 4 of the heel flap should read: “As row 2”

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  • Small - To fit foot circumference 20cm/8”; actual foot circumference 17.75cm/7”
  • Medium - To fit foot circumference 23cm/9”; actual foot circumference 19.75cm/7.75”
  • Large - To fit foot circumference 25.5cm/10”; actual foot circumference 22cm/8.75”

Foot length is adjustable and instructions for this are given in the pattern.