In the Weeds by Susanna Winter

In the Weeds

Knitting
November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
355 yards (325 m)
One size: 62 sts; see Finished Measurements below
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in the weeds

  1. immersed or entangled in details or complexities
  2. overwhelmed

Have you ever wondered about the resilience of plants? Tiny shoots will spring out through even the tiniest cracks in the pavement.

In the Weeds socks are knitted from the toe up in the round. The socks feature tiny lace panels and twisted stitches. Gusset increases worked in twisted rib are placed on top of the foot. The lace and twisted-stitch pattern is foot hugging, giving a comfortable fit on a wide range of foot sizes.

The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for the stitch patterns. The pattern assumes knowledge of a cast-on and bind-off method for toe-up socks as well as knowledge of working short rows using the wrap-and-turn method.

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SIZE
One size: 62 sts

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • Foot and ankle circumference: 19.5 cm / 7¾”
  • Foot length: 23 cm / 9” or adjustable within pattern
  • Leg length from cuff to top of heel flap: 16.5 cm / 6½” or adjustable within pattern

MATERIALS
Yarn

  • Garnstudio DROPS Nord (45% alpaca, 30% nylon, 25% wool, 170 m/50 g), 2 skeins. The sample pair is knitted in color #10 Lemongrass.
  • or approx. 325 m / 355 yd of fingering-weight sock yarn

Needles
2.5 mm / US #1½ DPNs or circular needle(s) for working small circumferences in the round (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Notions

  • 4 stitch markers
  • Darning needle

TECHNIQUES USED
The pattern uses the following techniques: working small circumferences in the round, lace, short rows, and twisted stitches. Ability to follow charts is recommended but written instructions are also provided for the stitch patterns.

The pattern assumes knowledge of a cast-on and bind-off method for toe-up socks; references are given for a couple of alternatives. The pattern also assumes knowledge of working short rows using the wrap-and-turn method.

REFERENCES

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
A big thank you to all my test knitters: kaisukka, Kerppa, Matonkude, MrsMeem, Quiltefeen, startare, and VerAlexA!

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