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Heart of My Heart Socks (Child)

Knitting
March 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette on smaller needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
122 - 176 yards (112 - 161 m)
2 - 4 (4 - 8) years; see Notes section
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The heart motifs just below the cuffs on these little socks are what make them special. What a perfect little pair of socks for those special wee children in your life!

Sizes
Child 2-4 (4-8) years
Finished foot circumference 5.5 (6.5)” / 14 (16.5)cm

Yarn
122 (176)yds / 112 (161)m sock weight yarn

Sample in Knit Picks Stroll Fingering Weight (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 231yds / 212m per 50g) in Peapod

Method
Knit from the cuff down, beginning with an Estonian Cast On (photo tutorial included), the heart motifs are placed between defining purl rows. The heel is a classic slip stitch; stitches are picked up along the heel flap to work a plain gusset. The remainder of the sock is knit plain making this design a quick knit as well as soft on little feet ~ while still being special. Toes are grafted (Kitchener stitch - written instructions included).

Notions
Stitch marker; yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitch Patterns
Heart Motif pattern is both charted and written out.

Tutorials Included
Estonian Cast-On: picture tutorial with accompanying written instructions
Kitchener Stitch (grafting): written instructions

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March 30, 2014: migrated to Impeccable Knits; v1.1 uploaded