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Rain Drops Beaded Socks

Sandy Pruett's Ravelry Downloads
Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
10.0 mm (N/P)
400 - 430 yards (366 - 393 m)
Woman's Size Medium
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Knitting with beads really adds an element of interest both while knitting and while wearing these socks.

This pattern is based on a stitch found in Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. I used a crochet hook to draw the stitches through the beads, and a small wooden toothpick (!) to hold the temporairly dropped stitches.

Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock is a dream to work with, but any solid color fingering weight yarn will do. Don’t skip out on the beading, though. It’s not as hard as it sounds - and it’s the beads that make these socks rock!