Peninsula by M K Nance

Peninsula

Knitting
November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
400 - 425 yards (366 - 389 m)
Four Sizes
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Inspired by Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon, these luxurious socks echo the rose garden lines and the curves of the stonework fountain with rich cables and gorgeous columns of twisted stitches. The toe-up construction promises fascination from cast-on to bind-off.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
6 ¾ (7 ¾, 8 ¾, 9 ¾)” / 17 (19.5, 22, 25) cm foot circumference; foot length is adjustable

YARN
1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Silver (425 yd / 389 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 0 US / 2.00 mm needles: for magic loop, 32” (80 cm) circular; for two needles, (2) 24” (60 cm) circular; or set of (4) double-pointed needles (dpns)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
2 stitch markers, cable needle, yarn needle

GAUGE
36 sts and 50 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st
For accurate sizing, always take time to check finished gauge.

PATTERN NOTES
These socks are worked toe-up. The fabric on the leg biases slightly, which reduces the natural elasticity of the knitted fabric. To compensate for this, one may wish to use larger needles on the leg.
The invisible cast on recommended is the Turkish Cast On.
The start of the round on the leg is not static. It rotates around the leg as the pattern progresses.
The stitch patterns are both written and charted for your preference.