My First Socks by Sandra Paul
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My First Socks

Knitting
June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in pattern stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
370 - 420 yards (338 - 384 m)
Women's Medium
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Taking your first steps…
Socks can seem like a daunting prospect to the novice knitter but this pattern is here to guide you along the way and help in all those tricky places. Starting with a basic cuff down sock using the most common and simple construction methods, you’ll soon be on your way.

Pattern Description
A top down sock with a simple pattern, a flap and gusset heel and rounded toe.

Skill Level
Beginner
Written to be used as a first sock pattern but some basic knitting skills are required. Experience knitting in the round, particularly with magic loop would be useful.

Yarn
Approximately 400 yards of a 4ply/fingering/sock weight yarn in a wool/nylon blend

Needle
2.5mm (USA - 1.5) or size needed to match gauge
Circular needle: For magic loop I’d recommend a 80cm or 100cm (32” or 40”) needle
DPN’s: A set of 4 or 5 needles

Materials
Yarn needle
1 Stitch Marker
1 Progress Keeper

Size
Woman’s Medium - Directions for adjusting foot length included
After blocking
20cm (8”) around ball of foot
20cm (8”) from cuff to base of heel, 23cm (9”) from back of heel to toe

Gauge
8 stitches and 12 rows in 2.5 cm (1”) across pattern repeat.

Pattern Includes

  • A full and clearly written pattern
  • Extra tips to guide you through you first pair of socks
  • stitch abbreviations
  • links to helpful tutorials
  • sock diagrams
  • plenty of photos

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