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Damn

Subversive Socks
Knitting
November 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in Broken Rib Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
740 yards (677 m)
Women’s S (M, L)

We all have those days where all you can say is, “Damn.” Simple broken rib works down the length of these socks, while the phrase sits sullenly across the top of the toe.

Required Skills
Knitting in the round, knitting with dpns, decreases, increases, knowledge of basic sock construction, picking up stitches, Kitchener stitch (grafting), working fair-isle from chart.

Finished Measurements
Foot circumference: 7 (7½, 8½)”/ 18 (19, 21.5)cm
Foot length: adjustable to fit
Leg length: 6”/15cm, or adjustable to fit

Materials
Three Irish Girls Beckon Stretch Merino (100% superwash merino wool; 370 yds/338m per 100g skein)
»» MC: Neve; 1 skein
»» CC: Cream; 1 skein
US 1½/2.5mm needles for working in the round: dpns, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars, or size needed to obtain gauge
4 stitch markers, yarn needle

Gauge
32 sts and 44 rnds = 4”/10 cm in St st
28 sts and 44 rnds = 4”/10 cm in Broken Rib stitch