Downpour Socks by Susie White

Downpour Socks

July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
360 - 425 yards (329 - 389 m)
Small (Medium, Large), 7 (8, 9) in. / 18 (20.5, 23) cm unstretched sock circumference
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Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks) when nothing seems to go your way? When it rains, it pours, right? Sometimes, though, we need a good rain shower to help us appreciate the light that follows. The Downpour Socks will cheer you with a combination of stockinette to show off the yarn and a deluge of garter and slipped stitches down each side of the leg to wash away the boredom. The rain lets up a bit with only one cascade of slipped stitches down the foot.

The Downpour Socks are worked from the cuff down to the toe, catching a break in the clouds to add waste yarn for a “forethought” afterthought heel. Once the toe is seamed, the waste yarn is replaced with a heel that is identical to the toe. Wear your Downpour Socks to remind yourself that you made it through the rain with no umbrella required!