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Jersey Turnpike

Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch in colourwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
380 - 420 yards (347 - 384 m)
M, L

If you’re headed north or south in New Jersey, there’s almost no avoiding the Jersey Turnpike. One of the most traveled and dangerous roadways in the country, it can be confusing to Turnpike newbies and veterans alike. With anywhere from 4 to 14 lanes, it gets even more challenging when the lanes change direction from north to south and south to north at different times during the day.

These socks, by Heatherly Walker, are inspired by the challenge of navigating the Turnpike. The color is a nod to the 122 miles of asphalt and stripes. Start your needles!

Finished Sizes: Adult M (L): Foot circumference 7½ (8¼)” (19 21cm); leg length to ankle 6″ (15cm); foot length 9″ (23cm) or to fit (unstretched)

Project Gauge: 36 stitches and 44 rounds = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch; 38 stitches and 38 rounds = 4″ (10cm) in stranded stockinette
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Sock (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon, 437 yards/400m); 1 skein Snow #5618 (MC), 1 skein Real Black #5672 (CC)