Footprints in the snow by Fiona Hamilton-MacLaren

Footprints in the snow

Knitting
April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
small (medium, large, extra large) adult size
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The ultimate in wintery socks- from an icy picot hem at the top down through a flurry of snowflakes on the leg to footprints tracking across the top of the foot. Choose from bird, paw or bunny prints, or work a different one for each foot.

Sizing: Pattern gives stitch counts for small (medium, large, extra large) adult size; approximately equivalent to 17.5 (20.5, 23, 24) cm circumference at ball of foot.

Skills: Cast on, working in the round, knit, yarn overs, decreasing stitches, purl, working flat, picking up stitches, cabling, grafting stitches, weaving in ends.

Errata: In the original printed version of this pattern the instructions for the centred double decrease give a right leaning decrease. This will work with the pattern, however to achieve a centred decrease please work as follows:

Centred double decrease (CDD)
Slip two stitches onto right needle as if you were working a k2tog.
Knit next stitch.
Pass slipped stitches over the resulting stitch.

All digital versions are correct.