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Black Beauty Rides On

Knitting
August 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
300 - 420 yards (274 - 384 m)
X-Small (Small, Medium, Large); 7½ (8¼, 9, 10)”/ 19 (21, 23, 25.5)cm around calf and ball of foot unstretched;
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Black Beauty was born belonging to a well-to-do family. But after an accident that results in his knees being scarred, Black Beauty is sold, and resold to various masters. Black Beauty experiences a wide range of work conditions. Everything from dragging heavy carts for an ignorant master to pulling a cab for a kind master. Despite some difficult living conditions, Black Beauty keeps a kind temperament and finds a good home in the end.

These socks are inspired by the story Black Beauty, first published in 1877 by Anna Sewell. Horse shoe prints appear between cart wheel tracks.

The socks are knit toe up with a short row heel and toe.

Finished Measurements
X-Small (Small, Medium, Large);
7½ (8¼, 9, 10)”/ 19 (21, 23, 25.5)cm around calf and ball of foot unstretched;
7¼”/ 18.5cm from top of heel to top of cuff

Yarn
Frog Tree Pediboo; 255 yds/ 233m per 3.5oz/ 100g; 80% Merino Wool/ 20% Bamboo; fingering weight: 2 (2, 2, 2) skeins in #1110 Grey
OR
approx 300 (350, 380, 420)yds/ 275 (320, 348, 384)m of a fingering weight yarn

Needles/Notions
Size 0 US/ 2.0mm circular needle, 12”/ 30mm or preferred small circular method
Change needle size if needed in order to obtain the correct gauge
Size B/ 2.25mm hood for provisional CO
Cable needle, 2 stitch markers, waste yarn

Gauge
29sts/ 40rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch