Because Sock Yarn by Kate Atherley
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Because Sock Yarn

Knitting
February 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
328 - 435 yards (300 - 398 m)
XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL)

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Sock yarn isn’t really stash. It’s only one skein. It’s less than £20. And it doesn’t take up a lot of room in your bag. There’s no worry about dye lots or yardage or gauge. It’s just Sock Yarn. You have to buy it. It’s a souvenir: a colourway evocative of the city. A colourway you’ve never seen before. It matches your coat. And it’s only one skein.

So how about using that one-of-a-kind beautiful souvenir skein for something that’s as fun to knit as socks, but isn’t for your feet? Use it for things you can show off.

Finished measurements
Mitts: hand circumference 14 (15, 16.5, 18, 19, 20) cm, length 14.5 (15, 16.5, 17, 18, 18.5) cm
Shawl: varies

Gauge
Mitts: 34 sts and 48 rounds = 10 cm measured over stockinette stitch
Shawl: 21 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm measured over garter stitch