Baltic Amber Socks by Kerri Blumer

Baltic Amber Socks

Knitting
October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 64 rows = 4 inches
in Amber Pattern on larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
340 - 490 yards (311 - 448 m)
S (M, L, XL)
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Baltic Amber Socks feature a textured slip-stitch pattern that will help them stay up all day — no slouchy socks by evening! The pattern is offered in four sizes so you can knit the perfect fit. These socks are knit from the top down with a traditional gusset construction, and an eye of partridge heel flap echoing the textured pattern. Work these up in your favorite sock yarn for a cozy addition to your sock drawer.

This pattern assumes knowledge of working in the round. Both charts and written directions are provided for all stitch patterns.

Special Sizing Notes: The slip-stitch Amber Pattern creates a tighter fit that does not have very much stretch. If you are a tight knitter, or if you are unsure of what size to choose, please consider knitting one size larger to acheive a comfortable fit.

Suggested Yarn: Wandering Wool Helvellyn Sock, or other fingering / sock weight yarn that knits to gauge.

Sizes: S (M, L, XL) to fit lower leg circ. up to 10 (11½, 13, 14½)” / 25.5 (29, 33, 37) cm

Yarn Requirements: 340 (390, 440, 490) yds / 311 (357, 402, 448) m

Gauge: 34 sts and 64 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Amber pattern on larger needles

Needles and Notions: US size 1 / 2.25 mm double pointed needles (DPNs) for ribbing, heel and foot, US size 1.5 / 2.50 mm DPNs for leg, stitch markers, tapestry needle