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Lonely Planet Socks

Knitcircus Magazine, Issue #14, Summer 2011
Knitting
May 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
Women's Medium & Large 9[10] inches leg circumference

The colors in this beautiful skein of yarn reminded me of those pictures of Earth from space, and I knew it needed a pattern that showed off these colors best.Traveling, slipped stitches along with elongated twisted stitches do just that. Seed stitch adds texture and a patterned heel gives the knitter a little challenge! Lonely Planet would also look stunning in solids.

Gauge given above is for stockinette stitch. There is also a gauge for the main pattern stitch: 32 sts in 40 rows over 4 inches.

Skills required: familiarity with top down sock construction; ability to read and work with multiple charts (line-by-line instructions are also provided), slipped stitches, cables, picking up stitches, and grafting with Kitchener stitch.

Notions needed: cable needle (optional), stitch markers, yarn needle

For more information, see KnitCircus.