Please and Thank You Socks by Jessica Gore
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Please and Thank You Socks

Knitting
June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
328 - 437 yards (300 - 400 m)
Small [Medium, Large]
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Don’t tell the others, but I think this is my favourite ever sock pattern! It came about as I was dreaming of what my perfect knitting project would be. I wanted something portable, easy, engaging, customizable depending on my mood, and above all, something that had an attractive end result. The Please and Thank You Socks are all these things, and more. With fully written instructions for both toe-up and cuff down construction methods, video tutorial links, two different heel options and a fun stitch pattern that has the appearance of fancy cables, but only requires slipped stitches, you’ll have whipped up a pair in no time!

SIZES
Small: 16.5cm (6 ½”) circumference, fits approximate foot circumference of 20cm (8”), length of 24cm (9 ½“); women’s EU 37–39/US 6 ½–8 ½

Medium: 18.5cm (7 ¼“) circumference, fits approximate foot circumference of 22cm (8 ¾”), length of 25.5cm (10”); women’s EU 40–42/US 9–10

Large: 21cm (8 ¼“) circumference, fits approximate foot circumference of 24.5cm (9 ¾”), length of 27cm (10 ½”); women’s EU 43–45/US 10 ½–13

Foot circumferences are measured around the ball of the foot at the widest point and should be used to choose your sizing. Foot lengths are measured from the tip of the toes to centre of back of the heel, and are to be used as a general guide only. For the best fit possible, check all measurements given in the pattern by trying the socks on the intended wearer.

YARN
Miss Click Clack Fenwick Street Flashmerino (85% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 15% Nylon; 400m {437yds}/100g), 1 skein Hills Hoist (grey) or Wanton (speckled) colourway, OR 100g fingering weight sock yarn

Samples used approximately 80g (320m {350yds}) for Medium Size pair of socks (women’s EU 41/US 9 ½). Please note that the yardage requirements will vary depending on the heel option, sock circumference, foot and leg length, and any differences in gauge.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
–2.25mm (US 1), at least 80cm (32”) length circular needle for working Magic Loop method, double-pointed needles or short 23cm (9”) circular needle, OR size to obtain gauge
–2 removable stitch markers (optional during heel turn {toe-up version}, or for using a different style of needle/method of working in the round)
–Tapestry needle
–Tape measure
–Scissors
–Sock blockers (optional)

GAUGE
33 stitches x 48 rounds = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch, knit in the round and relaxed after blocking.

Stockinette stitch = knit every round

NOTES
-This pattern is written for both toe-up and cuff down sock construction methods. A compiled pdf with both methods together in the one document is available to download, as well as separated toe-up and cuff down pdfs for your convenience.

-Instructions are written for the Magic Loop method of working in the round with a long circular needle. They are to be worked from the beginning to end of each round unless specified for stitches on first needle (N1; front of leg/top of foot), and second needle (N2; back of leg/sole of foot), separately. If you are using double-pointed needles or a short circular needle, use markers as needed to designate between what will be the front and back halves of the sock.

-You have the option of working either a patterned heel flap with gusset or a short row heel for these socks. The heel flap and gusset option is great for feet with a high instep, or for those who want a decorative heel, whereas a short row heel is shallower and helps to maintain sequencing if you are using a self-striping yarn. You will need to know how to work short rows by wrapping and turning for both options

VIDEO TUTORIAL LINKS INCLUDED IN THIS PATTERN
-Judy’s Magic Cast On
-Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off
-Long tail cast on method
-Kitchener stitch
-How to work short rows using the wrap and turn method

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, and test knit. Instructions are provided in written format only (no charts required).