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Log Cabin Socks

Knitting
October 2005
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch (St st) using smaller (larger) needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
360 - 396 yards (329 - 362 m)

Pattern description from Handknit Holidays: “These warm, soft his-and-her socks are ideal for romantic evenings by the fire. They’d make as heartfelt a gift for newlyweds as they would for a long-committed pair celebrating a landmark holiday season together. Although the two yarns with which they are made differ in fiber content, weight and construction, they look similar, as though they belong together, just as many couples do after spending many years sharing their lives.”

Finished Measurements: To fit US shoe sizes: Woman’s 7.5-8.5 (Woman’s 9.5-Man’s 8.5) Leg length 7.5 (8) inches, Foot circumference: 7.5 (8) inches

Yarn:

  • Rowan Cork (90% merino / 10% nylon; 120 yards / 50 grams): 3 skeins #SH003 for woman’s sock
  • Cascade Pastaza (50% llama / 50% wool; 132 yards / 100 grams): 3 skeins #026 for man’s sock

Needles:

  • Woman’s: One set of five double-pointed needles (dpn) size US 5 (3.75 mm)
  • Man’s: One set of five double-pointed needles size US 6 (4 mm)
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Cable needle, yarn needle

Man’s sock:

  • Recommended yarn: Cascade Pastaza
  • Recommended needles: one set of US 6, five double-pointed needles

Woman’s sock:

  • Recommended yarn: Rowan Cork
  • Recommended needles: One set of US 5, five double-pointed needles