Black Purls by Christina Blount Presnell
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Black Purls

March 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches in Ribbed
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 - 460 yards (366 - 421 m)
M - Women's
This pattern is available for free.

A simple 3-stitch garter rib creates a very stretchy and well-fitted sock. This pattern incorporates the Fish Lips Kiss Heel developed by Sox Therapist for a more pronounced custom fit. I’ve included instructions for both a top-down and a toe-up version of this sock. The tone-on-black of the yarn I chose seemed to really fit this pattern well. The pattern is written for a medium women’s shoe. It can be adjusted for different sizes by increasing or decreasing 6 stitches at a time, or by adjusting the needles size to suit. The leg length is 7-8”, which can also be adjusted to suit individual preference by adjusting the number of pattern repeats.

Materials Required:

  • One 100g skein of sock yarn, approx 400-450 yards, Fingering weight.
  • Set of 5, US size 2/2.75mm double pointed needles) or one long circular needle for Magic Loop.
  • Yarn Needle
  • Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern. (Available for purchase separately. Be sure to acquire and read through this pattern before starting Black Purls socks.)

Abbreviations & Techniques Used:
K = Knit
P = Purl
K2tog = Knit two stitches together
SSK = Slip two stitches, knit them together through the back loop
YO = Yarn Over, move the yarn from front to back over the needle to increase one stitch

Recommended Technique Video Tutorials:
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Cast-on:
Standard Heel and Toe Techniques:
Twin Stitch Knit Tutorial:
Twin Stitch Purl Tutorial:
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind off:

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