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Lantern Socks

Keep on Knitting in the Free World
Socks For All Seasons
Knitting
February 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Small, Medium, Large
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Lantern Festival is celebrated on the last day of Chinese New Year. Traditionally, thousands of colorful lanterns are hung or paraded around during the full moon at the beginning of a new year. At this time, people try to solve puzzles written on lanterns, eat yuanxiao (元宵) (glutinous rice ball) and enjoy a family reunion. Knit your own
beaded lantern socks today, and solve the riddles at the end of the pattern for fun.

Foot circumference: 7 (8, 9) inches 17.5 (20, 23 cm) unstretched. Will stretch to fit 8 (9, 10) inches 20 (23, 25.5 cm).

This advanced pattern is written using the magic loop or 2-circular method, where half the stitches are on N1, and the other half are on N2. You can easily divide these stitches again for double pointed needles.