Ladies Liberty Socks by Lorna Miser

Ladies Liberty Socks

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
430 yards (393 m)
Women's average foot, up to size 10
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Pattern Description from Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting: “Because socks are such a popular knitting project, knitters everywhere were knitting their favorite sock pattern in ‘liberty’ colors after September 11. I like to mix up hand-dyed colors using slipped stitches or solid colors, so I designed these socks to show the red, white, and blue with their best foot forward! The colors look pretty together but when knitting around a sock, they create their own pattern of swirls or stripes. To control the swirling, I added a solid and a simple slipped stitch, which adds more natural color to the design. It would be just as pretty to use navy or burgundy.”

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Women’s average foot, up to size 10

Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference: 8½ inches
  • Height: 7¾ inches

Materials:

  • Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool/20% nylon; 215 yd per 2 oz skein), one skein each color Liberty # 1776 (MC), Natural # 0ns (CC)
  • One set of four US #1 (2.25mm) double-pointed needles
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 28 sts and 40 rnds = 4 inch in Stockinette st

Notes: Keep horizontal strands loose across the front of the knitting when slipping 3 stitches.