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

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!

Small: approximately 19cm (7 ½”); women’s EU 37 – 39/US 6 ½ – 8 ½
Medium: approximately 22cm (8 ¾”); women’s EU 40 – 42/US 9 – 11, men’s EU 42 – 44/US 8 – 10
Large: approximately 25cm (9 ¾”); women’s EU 43 – 45/US 11 ½ – 13 ½, men’s EU 45 – 47/US 10 ½– 12 ½

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 (EU 40.5/US 9 ½). * Please note that the yardage requirements will differ depending on the heel option, sock circumference, how long you need to work the foot and leg of your socks and any differences in gauge *

2.25mm (US 1), at least 80cm (32”) length circular needle for working Magic Loop method, or equivalent size in double-pointed needles or short circular needle to obtain gauge (see first note, below)
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
Sock blockers (optional)

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

Stockinette stitch = knit every round

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

-Instructions are written for both toe-up (pages 4 – 7) and cuff down (pages 8 – 11) sock construction methods. For the former, a toe-up cast on, such as Judy’s Magic Cast On, and a stretchy bind off, such as Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, are recommended for beginning and finishing your socks. For the latter, a cast on, such as the long tail cast on method, and a grafting technique, such as kitchener stitch, are recommended. You will need to know how to work short rows by wrapping stitches for both options.

-You also have the option of working either a decorative heel flap with gusset or a plain 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 patterning if you are using a self-striping yarn (for sizing assistance in knowing when to begin your heel, see NOTE on page 7 {toe-up version}, or for knowing when to begin your toe after the heel, see NOTE on page 11 {cuff down version}).

-Stitch counts are written for Small Size with {Medium,Large} Size stitch counts in brackets.

-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).