Playful Polka Dot Socks by Joanne Seiff
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Playful Polka Dot Socks

Knitting
February 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stranded St st
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Child's small(child's large, women's small, women's large)
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We aren’t all brave enough to wear yellow polka dot bikinis, but there’s nothing to lose by knitting some fun polka dot socks! These socks for women and children are done on US size #1(2.5mm) double pointed needles in a riot of two color stranded knitting at 8 stitches to the inch. There’s an inch of K2,P2 ribbing, a simple to follow chart for the intermediate knitter with a short retro cuff (bobby sock length to go with one’s saddle shoes) and a short row heel and toe, inspired by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. An extra polka dot repeat is easily added or subtracted to adjust the size, or substitute other colors for boys and men who deserve more polka dot fun in their lives!

Sizes and Finished Measurements:
Kid’s Small(Kid’s Large, Woman’s Small, Woman’s Large)
Kid’s Small fits shoe sizes 9-12
Kid’s Large fits shoe sizes 13-3
Woman’s Small fits shoe sizes 5-7
Woman’s Large fits shoe sizes 8-10
Sock Circumference:
6(7,8,9)”/15.3(17.8,20.3,22.9)cm

Foot length from Toe to Heel:
7(8,9,10)”/ 17.8(20.3,22.9,25.4)cm or length to fit recipient

Yarn:
1 skein (231 yards/211m) each of three colors of fingering weight yarn that knits up at 8 stitches to the inch (for two matching polka dot socks).

Notions Required:
Tape measure
Stitch Marker
Row Counter
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
32 sts/38 rows=4” in two color stranded stockinette stitch