Karner Butterfly Socks by Jennifer Raymond

Karner Butterfly Socks

Knitting
February 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
770 yards (704 m)
6ΒΎ (7, 7Β½, 8, 9, 9ΒΌ)" (17 [18, 19, 20.5, 23, 23.5] cm) foot circumference and 8ΒΌ (8ΒΎ, 9ΒΌ, 9Β½, 10, 10Β½)" (21 [22, 23.5, 24, 25.5, 26.5] cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable. Socks shown measure 7" (18 cm).
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Inspired by small blue Karner butterflies, Jennifer created an eye-catching design worked first back and forth around the leg. Stitches are picked up and worked down to the toe, with a contrasting color for the heel and toe.

Finished Size 6ΒΎ (7, 7Β½, 8, 9, 9ΒΌ)β€œ (17 18, 19, 20.5, 23, 23.5 cm) foot circumference and 8ΒΌ (8ΒΎ, 9ΒΌ, 9Β½, 10, 10Β½)” (21 22, 23.5, 24, 25.5, 26.5 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable. Socks shown measure 7” (18 cm).

Yarn Anzula Squishy (80% superwash Merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 385 yd 352 m/4 oz 115 g): teal (MC) and maple (CC), 1 skein each.

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; waste yarn for provisional CO and peasant heel.

Gauge 36 sts and 54 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st; 31 sts and 56 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Elongated st.