Late to the party by Fiona Hamilton-MacLaren

Late to the party

July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
small (medium, large) adult size
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Designed to make the most of bright, multi-coloured yarn- slipped stitches and bobbles break up the colour pooling to make the best use of the colours. The foot is worked in plain stocking stitch for a more comfortable wear.

Needles: 2.5 mm / US size 1 ½ either double pointed needles or circular(s).

Yarn: 80 (90, 100) g 4 ply / sock / fingering weight yarn, 420 m per 100 g.
Sample shown in A Little Bit Sheepish British Bluefaced Leicester / nylon sock yarn, 75% superwash Bluefaced Leicester / 25% nylon, 420 m per 100 g in “-and shake it”.

Notions: Tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers.

Skills: Cast on, working in the round, knit, purl, slipped stitches, increasing stitches, decreasing stitches, working flat, picking up stitches, grafting stitches, weaving in ends.

Gauge: 32sts and 44 rows over 10cm in stocking stitch.

Sizing: Pattern gives stitch counts for small (medium, large) adult size; approximately equivalent to 21.5 (23, 24.5) cm / 8 ½ (9, 9 ½)” circumference at ball of foot. The stitch pattern reduces the stretch of the fabric somewhat so you will cast on more stitches than for the same size of plain sock.