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Hug Me Socks

Knitting
February 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 375 yards (274 - 343 m)
Women’s Medium (Women’s Large/Men’s Medium)
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Great for beginner sock knitters, and a good choice for charity or gift knitting.

Hand-dyed, painted and variegated sock yarns are often so colorfully busy that any knitting stitch patterning simply disappears. These special yarns require a more simplistic approach such as the easy knit and purl combination used in these socks. The bonus is that this patterning makes a stretchy sock that wants to hug your leg and foot. Heel construction is the traditional flap & gusset method.