Mix or Match Fair Isle Socks by Joan Sheridan
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Mix or Match Fair Isle Socks

Knitting
June 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle pattern
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A quick and easy way to show off your Fair Isle
knitting skills. Peerie means “small” in Orkney.
These are the patterns traditionally used to set
off the larger patterns in sweaters and other
garments. While our intent is for knitters to place
colors where they want to place them, we have
included a full-color chart to duplicate one of the
socks pictured as well as a color your own chart.
You choose whether to have a matching pair, or
a pair that just coordinates and makes you grin
with silliness!

Skill level: Experienced.
Sizes: 7.75”, (8.4”), and (9”) in circumference.
Length before working heel: from top of sock,
approx. 6”. Length from back of heel to tip of toe,
approx. 9.25”. See notes about sizing socks for
custom fit.
Gauge: 30 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm
(measured in Fair Isle pattern worked in the
round).
Yarn: DK weight yarn (11 wpi). Two main colors -
125 yards each; four additional colors, 75 yards
each. We used hand-dyed: pink, purple, yellow,
lime, orange, and turquoise. This yardage is
enough for all sizes and most color choices.