Good Dividends by Kristen Jancuk

Good Dividends

October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
Finished foot circumference 7 ½ (8, 8 ½, 9, 9 ½, 10)”/19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm
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Since first using this stitch pattern on a shawl earlier this year, I’ve been eager to play with it more—I’m so enamored with the faux vertical striping it creates! You’ll love watching the pattern form as you knit these socks from the toe up, and shorty socks are ideal for using leftovers that aren’t quite enough for a full pair. Mix the zaniest yarn in your leftovers bin with a staid solid color for a more predictable project or combine two variegated yarns for something completely off the wall. And, as always recommended, swap your colors on the second sock for a playful pair!

Sizes: XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL); finished foot circumference 7 ½ (8, 8 ½, 9, 9 ½, 10)”/19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm and finished foot length 8 ¼ (9, 9 ½, 10, 10 ½, 11)”/21 (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28) cm, customizable
Note: it is recommended that socks be worn with approx. 10% negative ease

Gauge: 32 sts and 40 rnds = 4”/ cm in st st in the rnd, blocked.

Yarn: Fingering weight sock yarn in 2 contrasting colors; 100 (125, 150, 175, 200, 225) yd ea
Sample shown in Little Fox Yarn Vixen, 80% Superwash Merino wool, 20% silk, 400 yd/3.5 oz (365 m/100 g) in I’ve Got a Right to Sing the Blues and Fiber for the People Merino 2-ply, 85% Superwash Merino wool, 15% nylon, 393 yd/3.5 oz (359 m/100 g) in Ironsides

Suggested needles: US 1.5/2.5 mm DPNs, 2 24” circular needles or 1 long circular needle for magic loop, or size to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Scrap yarn or stitch holder

Techniques to Know (or be ready to learn!):
Basic increases and decreases
Purlwise increases
Judy’s Magic Cast-on
Toe-up sock construction