Lakritz Socks by Corinne Fourcade
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Lakritz Socks

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Knitting
November 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
230 - 460 yards (210 - 421 m)
Totally customizable
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Lakritz socks were born from my wish to use a self-striping yarn to the max. Yes, horizontal stripes throughout are fun, but I wanted to use them in all sorts of directions to spice things up. Also, I thought it would be fun to start knitting socks from the sole, for a change. Embrace your inner math geek while calculating the stitch counts and measurements for a perfectly customized, one-of-a-kind sock.

But, fear not! If you are interested in knitting these socks but feel intimidated by the calculations, you can download an Excel file from my blog that will do all the work for you! Just fill in your measurements in your unit (cm or inches) and it will calculate all the numbers you need for you. File available in this blog post.

Materials:
Yarn: Regia, Design Line Kaffe Fassett (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 260 m 280 yd/2.11 oz 60 g; CYCA 1): #4453, 2 skeins

Needles:US size 1 (2.5mm) circular needle or dpns

Notions: 5 stitch markers (m); some contrasting scrap yarn; darning needle

Gauge: 30 sts and 48 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Available Sizes: totally customizable

Necessary Skills
Toe up magic cast on (or Turkish cast on), knitting in the rd, ssk, sssk, k2tog, p2tog, w&t

Difficulty: experienced