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Plain Foot: Flying V Socks

Knitting
February 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette on smaller needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
280 - 505 yards (256 - 462 m)
6 sizes: Women's Small to Men's Large; see Notes
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The Flying V formation gives just a touch of “special” to these otherwise plain cuff-down socks ~ a perfect solution for that “no fuss” sock wearer; traditional slip-stitch heel; Stockinette foot with wide toe. A generous 6 sizes from Women’s Small to Men’s Large are included as well as a picture tutorial for the Estonian Cast-On -- our favourite cast on for a stretchy cuff.

Other sock patterns in the Plain Foot series:

Size
6 Sizes: Women’s Small – Men’s Large
To fit foot circumference 8 ½ (9, 9 ½, 10, 10 ½, 11)” / 21.5 (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28) cm; finished sock circumference 7 ½ (8, 8 ½, 9, 9 ½, 10)” / 19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm

Yarn
280 (325, 375, 410, 455, 505) yds / 256 (297, 343, 375, 416, 462) m sock weight yarn; sample shown in Knit Picks Stroll Kettle Hand-Dyed (462 yds / 422 m per 3 ½ oz / 100 g skein; 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) in Grasshopper

Needles
2.75 mm / US 2 (for cast and ribbing on only)
2.25mm / US 1 set of 4 dpn or 2 circulars or 1 circular 32” / 80 cm or longer for Magic Loop
Cable needle

Notions
Stitch markers (2); needle for weaving in ends

Method
Knit in the round, cuff down; stitch patterns are written out and charted

Techniques Used
Estonian Cast-On (pictorial technique sheet included); 1over 1 cables; grafting (instructions included); knit, k2tog, m1, purl, p2tog, slip stitches, ssk