Jane Fairfax Socks by Mary the Hobbit

Jane Fairfax Socks

Light Fingering ?
8.5 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
women's medium
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These socks are worked from the toe up. The gusset and heel flap technique used here is fairly easy. Some wrap-and-turn short rows are involved, but they’re not too tedious, and the wraps are concealed all at once. The heel flap is “zipped up” one row at a time with the sides of the gusset.

This pattern is named after a character in Jane Austen’s Emma:
“Jane Fairfax was elegant, remarkably elegant… Her height was pretty, just such as almost every body would think tall, and nobody could think very tall; her figure particularly graceful; her size a most becoming medium…”