Mosaic Marbles Socks by Kirsten Hall
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Mosaic Marbles Socks

Knitting
June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 2 inches
in mosaic pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
290 - 545 yards (265 - 498 m)
S, M, L, XL (see below for circumferences)
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The pattern for these socks was donated to the 2017 Tour de Sock knitting event. Participation fees from Tour de Sock benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Construction
Socks are worked cuff to toe in the mosaic knitting technique (using slipped stitches, not stranding). They have a standard heel flap and turn with side gussets. The star toe is closed by cinching (no grafting). Foot length and width are adjustable.

Pattern Instructions
The general instructions are written and the mosaic pattern is charted. (Compared to my other patterns, this one is easy-breezy.)

Sizes
small: 7.25” / 18.5 cm / 64 sts
medium: 7.75” / 19.5 cm / 68 sts
large: 8.5” / 21 cm / 72 sts
extra large: 9” / 22.5 cm / 76 sts

Yarn
Fingering/sock in main color and contrast color (two identical socks):
MC: 215(240,260,285) yards / 200(220,240,260) meters
CC: 125(130,140,150) yards / 115(120,130,140) meters
If reversing colors for two socks: 170(185,270,220) yards / 160(170,180,200) meters each of CC and MC.
Yarn requirements given for leg six inches / 15 cm long. Solid or tonal dyed yarns in contrasting colors show the pattern best.

About mosaic knitting
Here’s a good article and tutorial about Mosaic or Slip-Stitch Knitting.

Mosaic knitting creates two-colored patterns by slipping stitches instead of stranding. Each round is worked with only one color at a time. Because there are no long floats, mosaic knitting works up quickly and stretches more than stranded knitting. The fabric sometimes warps to interesting effect.