Padded Footlets by Mary Snyder
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Padded Footlets

May 2005
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette stitch, worked in the round
US 0 - 2.0 mm
555 yards (507 m)
7" unstretched, 8" stretched foot circumference / 9" foot length

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2005: “Indulge you feet with Mary Snyder’s short socks knitted with a double thickness of yarn to cushion the soles. The padding is worked in a sequence of two rounds that uses two strands of yarn for the sole stitches and a single strand for the instep. The transition between the padded sole and single-thickness instep is cleverly concealed along a column of purl stitches. Little touches - a lace panel on the instep that’s repeated on the heel flap, ankle-hugging ribbing, and a trim accent stripe on the cuff - add to the appeal.”

Finished Size: About 7” (18 cm) circumference at ball of foot, unstretched, and 8” (20.5 cm) circumference comfortably stretched; about 10” (25.5 cm) long from back of heel to toe. To fit women’s U.S. shoe sizes 7-10.

Yarn: Gems Pearl (100% superwash merino; 185 169 m/50 g) #50 sage (MC), 2 skeins, and #02 tobacco (CC), 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Louet.

Needles: Size 0 (2 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Note: When working the heel flap and turning the heel, slip the first st as if to knit with yarn in back on both RS and WS rows.

The yarn used has been replaced by Louet Gems fingering wt.