Bethesda's Socks by Lara Smoot
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Bethesda's Socks

Knitting
May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette.
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
375 - 425 yards (343 - 389 m)
S, M, L to fit a foot 7.5", 8.5", 9.5" in circumference.
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Bethesda’s Socks were inspired by John Warley’s book: Bethesda’s Child: a compelling story that takes place in Washington DC and centers around the prevention of genetic engineering, a presidential campaign, and a tangled love interest. The simple to knit cables twisting down the sides of each sock represent the complex structure of DNA and the twists and turns that take place in Bethesda’s Child.

These fun socks begin with cuff down construction and the pattern includes both written and charted instructions. The cables are simple enough to knit on your summer road trip, while adding enough zip to the pattern so you won’t get bored along the way. No one wants to hear “Are we there yet?” when you are just leaving the driveway!

Instructions are given for using four double pointed needles, but can easily be converted for using the magic loop method, two circular needles, or your preferred sock knitting method.