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Cam's Camping Socks

January 2014
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
215 - 430 yards (197 - 393 m)
Adult and Teen sizes: S (M, L, XL) to fit foot circumferences of 8 (9, 10, 11) in/ 20.5 (23, 25.5, 28) cm. Designed with negative ease to fit snuggly. Foot length is completely adjustable.
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Nothing keeps your feet warm on a camping trip like heavy wool socks! This design adds interest to an often utilitarian heavy weight sock by incorporating a garter panel with traveling cable on the outside of each ribbed leg.

Briggs and Little Tuffy is the perfect yarn for socks that will see heavy duty - it wears like iron! You will need 2 skeins for all but the small size knit for a small foot length. Please note that if you plan on substituting another yarn, the Tuffy is a very heavy worsted - Ravelry lists it as an aran weight. These socks knit up very quickly!

The pattern directions are written for a cuff down sock knit on 4 double point needles. The directions for the traveling stitch leg and foot patterns are given in both written and charted form. The entire pattern is 7 pages. Page 5 consists of only the written out stitch pattern directions for all sizes. The charts for sizes small and medium are on page 6, and the charts for sizes large and extra large are on page 7. So you may choose to print just the pages you need. Alternate toe decreasing directions, for those who prefer a wider toe, are given on Knitwise Design’s website.

A note on choosing size: Please choose your size by foot circumference, not your shoe size. All sizes can be knit to any shoe size length. A table of lengths for common shoe sizes is included in the pattern.

This pattern, like all patterns by Knitwise Design, has been test knit and professionally tech edited to be clear and free of errors.