Classic Plaits by Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen

Classic Plaits

June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
437 - 547 yards (400 - 500 m)
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Plait is an old English word for braid. Most people that have learned to braid or plait their hair or any other material, have most likely learned the classic form: A braid consisting of 3 strands that are braided together, forming a simple braid or plait.

The Classic Plaits socks feature one of these simple, classic braids. They are worked toe-up, featuring a simple braided cable along the outer side of the sock. Instructions include a short row heel and an afterthought heel, for you to choose. The pattern is written so it can be worked using the magic loop method, and would work very well for two-at-a-time.

Yarn: Knitter’s Kitchen Sock (75% Wool, 25% Nylon), fingering weight, 400 meters / 437 yards per 100g, 1 skein.
Colourway: “Summer Sun”.

Needles: 2,25 mm / US 1 circulars, 100 cm / 40 inches, for working magic loop; or double pointed needles.

Other: Cable needle, tapestry needle for weaving in ends. Optional: 20 cm / 8 inches of smooth cotton waste yarn if working afterthought heel.

Gauge: Sample uses gauge of 32 sts & 44 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Size: S-M-L, corresponding to: Foot circumference around widest part of foot: 17,5-20,5-23 cm / 7-8-9 inches
Foot length from toe to heel: 22-24,5-26 cm / 8.75-9.75-10.25 inches. Foot length is easily adjusted.

This pattern has been tech edited and tested. A big thanks to everyone involved!