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Caffe Macchiato

Knitting
September 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
380 - 450 yards (347 - 411 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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Sometimes I need something with a bit more espresso than a latte or a cappuccino. I love seeing those shots of espresso mark the foam and steamed milk. The raised rows on the outer sides of this sock pattern remind me of those espresso marks. I initially used this pattern with self-striping yarn in mind, but it would also go well with a solid or semi-solid yarn. It adds a bit more interest than a vanilla sock with an easy to memorize pattern repeat. Sizes are given for small, medium, and large, using fingering weight yarn.

The designer of these socks gives the knitters a choice of heels to use. She has used the Fish Lips Kiss Heel in the pattern which is a stand-alone pattern, (and provided a link to the FKL Heel page). It can be purchased for $1. An alternate free heel option is also provided.

A special thanks to my test knitters: Terry, Jan, Steph, and Dee!
Thank you to Patty Joy who served as tech editor.

There is a YouTube tutorial on the ix stitch at http://youtu.be/Oe-Ioj-zYXo

THIS PATTERN IS FREE UNTIL OCTOBER 5, 2013