Nightingale & Lark by Claire Ellen

Nightingale & Lark

May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
375 - 425 yards (343 - 389 m)
Small (Medium, Large, Extra-Large)
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Skill Level: Beginning Sock Knitter; most of these stitches are very basic, the lace bits are not complicated.
Materials: Approximately 325-375 yds (300-340m) of sock weight yarn for a main color & approx. 50 yds (45m) in a contrasting color/fiber. The sock pictured features Abstract Fiber SuperSock in the color Huckleberry (MC) & Malabrigo Mora in the color Archangel (CC).
Needles: US1 (2.25mm) sock needles
Tools: Tape measure, scissors, & a tapestry needle.
Gauge: 8 stitches and 12 rounds = 1 inch (2.5cm) in stockinette stitch
Sizing: Small (Medium, Large, Extra-Large) sizes measure 7(8,9,10) inches or 17.75(20.25, 22.75, 25.5) cm in circumference. Leg height, ankle depth, and foot length are all adjustable to fit and preference. The sock fits in the same manner as a standard stockinette sock, there is no need to adjust sizing for elasticity.

K= Knit
P= Purl
S= Slip
RHN= Right Hand Needle
LHN= Left Hand Needle
Increase= Knit into the front and back of a stitch.
Decrease= Knit two stitches together
Elongated Knit Stitches= Insert the needle as if to knit the stitch, wrap the yarn around the needle 3 times, then finish the stitch as a knit. When working this stitch on the next row, slip two wraps off the needle, and knit or purl the last as indicated. This creates a stitch with much longer “legs” than a normal stitch.
Cluster Stitch= Bring the yarn forward between the needles, slip the next 5 elongated stitches onto the RHN, dropping the extra wraps as you go. Bring the yarn backward between the needles, and return the 5 slipped stitches to the LHN. Repeat from the, then knit the 5 stitches.
K2tog= Knit two stitches together
P2tog= Purl two stitches together
P3tog= Purl three stitches together
SSK= Work a slip, slip knit