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Ribulet Socks

Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m)
Medium, Large
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Don’t like doing ribbing? Neither do I. I try to minimize purling, and it turns out that you can produce kinder, gentler ribs by purling only half the rows. I call these one stitch wide columns “ribulets”.

These socks are knit from the top down with a patterned heel flap. I’ve added a few twists in some of the ribs to keep things interesting, an easy two-stitch twist without a cable needle (adapted from Broad Spiral Rib from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker).