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Celebrate Spring Socks

Knitting
March 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette stitch in the round
US 0 - 2.0 mm
370 yards (338 m)
About 7" (18 cm) foot circumference, 9 1/2" (24 cm) foot length, and 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) leg length from top of cuff to base of heel
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The pattern in these socks reminds me of buds on trees and tender daffodil and tulip shoots peeking out of the ground. Meybe it’s been a long winter and I have an overactive imagination. The socks are knitted from the cuff to the toe so that the pattern stitch forms decorative scallops at the tops of the cuffs. The upper leg is worked on needles one size larger than needed for gauge so that the sock confirms to the shape of the leg. The rest of the sock is knitted on smaller needles than suggested on the ball band to make them thick and sturdy.

Finished Size: About 7 in. foot circumference, 9-1/2 in. foot length, and 8-1/2 in. from top of leg to base of heel.