Diagonal Stitch Merino 5 Socks by Laura Andersson

Diagonal Stitch Merino 5 Socks

Knitting
January 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
220 - 440 yards (201 - 402 m)
This pattern is available for free.

September 8-10, 2009 calendar pages

Materials:
Crystal Palace Yarns Merino 5: 2 balls=(Sizes A & B: women’s small & med); 3 balls=(Size C: woman’s large/man’s small-medium); 4 balls=(Size D: woman’s X-large/man’s large).

Crystal Palace Bamboo DPN in 2 sizes, US 4 (3.5 mm) for leg, & US 3 (3.25 mm) for heel & foot, or size required to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 6.25 - 6.5 sts/inch (25 � 27 st/10 cm) over St st with larger needles.

Inspiration: Merino 5 is a new worsted weight merino yarn spun from super-soft Australian Merino wool with the bonus of being machine washable! This yarn is fun to knit – fast & enjoyable & sooo soft!

Details: The design is an interesting diagonal stitch which is not hard to learn but increases your knitting pleasure. There is a small baby cable at the center back leg for extra fun & ease in design orientation.

The pattern can, if you choose, be carried down the foot to the toe. Because the size changes are made by changing the number of sts in the repeat, you will want to be sure to highlight the repeat for your desired size. The Merino-5 yarn is very stretchy, so there is some flexibility in the sizes.