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Diamonds in the Fluff

Knitting
April 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
S,M,L (Cast on 64, 72, 80 sts)
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This sock was designed for Sock Madness 5. It features a traveling slip stitch pattern that works well with variegated, semi-solid, or solid yarns. It has a heel flap with a “riverbed” gusset and a star toe.

Note: The cuff on this sock has a tendency to flare out a bit. You may want to work it with smaller needles.

Size adjustments
If you’re working the M (72st) size but want a narrower foot (64st) you can set aside 4 repeats of the diamond pattern instead of the 5 repeats specified in the pattern for the instep. That means the heel flap will have 39 sts instead of 31 and will have fewer rows than the M size. Here are the modifications needed:
Heel Flap -- work over the next 39 sts. Repeat rows 1 & 2 16 times.
Heel Turn -- follow the original instructions for the L (72st) size
Foot -- follow the original instructions for the S (64st) size