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Burning Stripes

Knitting
March 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
6.5", 8", 9" foot circumference
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Here’s a simple sock pattern that is lit with excitement generated by easy bright stripes in long color runs, a boomerang heel (looks tricky but is easier than a standard short row heel) and a striped toe.

This pattern is written for the knitter who just wants to knit striped socks, without calculating stripe width, sock sizing, or worrying about how to handle color changes. It includes a simple method for changing colors and carrying the color not in use, incorporating a decorative seam stitch which can be used to place increases or decreases to shape the sock. (Could be knee socks!) This eye-catching seam stitch also hides the jog that normally occurs when multi-row stripes are knit in the round.

Notes: This is version 4, corrected, reorganized, and polished. It includes all errata, row-by-row heel instructions and a photo tutorial. It was posted on 6/16/13. Thanks to the technical edits of Amy Jones, the pattern not only follows standard guidelines but includes many helpful notes and explanations.

Mini Mochi is a thicker yarn than Zauberball. Using it will result in a larger sock unless you reduce the number of stitches or use a smaller needle to adjust the gauge.

Some adjustment may also be needed for Crazy Zauberball. It is a plied yarn that is slightly thicker than Zauberball.