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Life Cycle Socks

Knitting
September 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
This pattern is written for four sizes: Women’s Small (Women’s Medium/Men’s Small, Women’s Large/ Men’s Medium, Men’s Large)
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These socks pay tribute to the time of harvest, the culmination of a thousand tiny miracles that embody the growing season. Earthworms work the soil at your feet, restoring the biological dross of previous years to the promise of new life. A leafy stalk, heavy with fruit, bursts from the gusset on top of your foot; there to dry in the waning summer sun, in anticipation of the approaching harvest. Sow your stitches carefully and prepare to reap a beautiful pair of hand-knit socks…and the cycle of life continues.

This advanced-skill level sock pattern is worked from the toe up using multiple charts. Stitches include, bobbles, cables, lace, twisted stitches and dropped yarn-overs.

Pattern includes bonus earthworm trivia!

Foot circumference:
7 (8, 9, 10) inches 17.5 (20, 23, 25.5 cm) unstretched. Will stretch to fit 8 (9, 10, 11) inches 20 (23, 25.5, 28 cm).

Notions:
Tapestry needle, scissors, 5 stitch markers, cable needle.

This is the September installment of the Socks For All Seasons Pattern Club 2010. For more info on the club, go here.

Early versions of the pattern had some mistakes. The latest version of the pattern is V.5 - please make sure you are current!