Aynsley by Katharine Blair
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Aynsley

Knitting
February 2010
Yarn Hollow Squish
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
434 yards (397 m)
Small (Medium, Large)

When my niece, Aynsley, took up knitting, I tried to be nonchalant about the whole thing, but secretly I was ecstatic.  Now that she’s fairly proficient at the simple stuff, I’ve been trying to think of patterns that push her a little out of her comfort zone towards more intricate work.  These socks grew out of one of my attempts.  The socks are knit toe-up in three sizes (youth/small to adult/large), using a variety of charts that all expand a fairly simple design.  The design is simple, but once the heel is turned little surprises appear to add a little more interest to the final stretch.  A little fun, a little hidden interest, in a simple, yet challenging, sock for you, for Aynsley.

This pattern is available in Knit Circus Magazine.

Photos provided by Knit Circus