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Flora and Stella

Knitting
July 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch in the round
290 - 540 yards (265 - 494 m)
Adult sizes S (M, L)
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Take your pick of design with these fun sister socks. “Flora” has cheerful blossoms, and “Stella” sports pointy stars. Both are easy to knit using alternating color stripes with simple slip stitches forming the design, always working with only one color at a time. They are worked from the cuff down. You’ll want to knit yourself both pairs - or mix and match with one sock of each!

The pattern consists of four pages and includes both designs. The directions for working each design are given in both charted and written form. It is suitable for a knitter who is comfortable working in the round on double pointed needles. As with all my patterns, it has been test knit and professionally tech edited to be clear and free of errors.

Finished Measurements: Foot and leg circumferences: 7 1/4 (8, 9 1/4) in/18.5 (20.5, 23.5) cm. Designed for 1 in/2.5cm negative ease.
Leg length: 6 1/2 in/16.5 cm, adjustable.
Foot lengths: adjustable for shoe size.

Samples are shown in size S. The pink sock was worked using the Flora chart with the light color used as MC, so pattern appears in darker color. The navy sock was worked using the Stella chart with the dark color used as MC, so pattern appears in lighter color.

What you need:

  • Patons Kroy Socks; (75% Washable Wool 25% Nylon 166yd/152m per 1.75oz/50g skein); MC: 2 (2, 2) skeins and CC: 1 (1, 2) skein(s). Or approximately 208 (249, 332) yds/191 (228, 305) m of MC and 83 (125, 208) yds/76 (115, 191) m of CC.

Note: Yardage is for up to a 10 in/ 25.5 cm foot length. Larger foot lengths may need extra skeins.

  • One set of dpn in size required to obtain gauge. I used US #1/2.25mm. You may need a size or two above or below that.

  • 4 st markers - 2 each of 2 colors

  • tapestry needle