Penrose Toes by Carol Feller

Penrose Toes

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
Sock Circumference: 7[7.5, 8.25] inches
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I love the squishy, soft effect you get from garter stitch so I thought that they would be just perfect to cushion the toes and heels on a sock.
I used my favourite short row method in Garter, German Short Rows. They’re easy and fast to create. If you’re used to standard wrap & turn short row methods it will feel a little different working these. With the German method when you make your short row turn the ‘double stitch’ you create is the first stitch of your next short row. So basically it sits inside your short row gap. However with the standard wrap method that wrap sits outside the short row gap.
Size these socks down a little to ensure a good fit, socks fit best if they’re snug!

To fit foot circumference up to: 88.5, 9.25 inches

Sock Circumference:
77.5, 8.25 inches
Leg Length: 7.58, 8.5 inches, fully adjustable
Foot Length: adjustable to fit

Smallest size shown, modeled with 1 inch negative ease.

Olive Version:
Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering 75% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon, 385yds/352m per 100g; color: Faded Grandeur: 11, 1 skein.

Pink Version: Fleece Artist BFL Socks 80% Superwash BFL, 20% nylon, 355yds/325, per 115g; color: Hibiscus: 11, 1 skein.

US # 1.5/2.5mm needles for small circumference in the round: DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars

Waste yarn & crochet hook for provisional cast on (similar size to needle).

34 stitches and 48 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
34 stitches and 60 rounds = 4 inches in garter stitch
28 stitches and 48 rounds = 4 inches in lace pattern