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Good Gyrations

Melissa Lemmons Designs
Knitting
September 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 53 rows = 4 inches in stockinette in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
380 - 440 yards (347 - 402 m)
Small, Medium, and Large
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This sock is designed to combat the pooling that often occurs when using variegated yarn. The socks are knit toe up using a short row toe, a forked short row heel, and a picot bind off. The left and right socks are mirror images. Because the slipped stitches are only worked every fourth row, they do not count in the number of stitches worked around the sock. Thus, the socks may seem to have an abnormally high number of stitches.

Materials
•100gr sock yarn, sample shown in Ella Rae Lace Merino
• US sz 1 / 2.25 mm dpns or circulars or size needed obtain gauge
•1 stitch marker
•Darning needle
•Waste yarn for provisional cast on
•Crochet hook for provisional cast on

Sizes
Small 6.25”/15.9cm Medium 7”/17.8cm,
Large 7.75”/19.7cm
unstretched leg circumference.

This pattern uses shadow wraps for the short rows. Socktopus has a great tutorial on her blog.