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Rolling Thunder

Knitty, Winter 2006
Knitting
December 2006
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
430 yards (393 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Description from Knitty.com:

The socks are worked from the top down and hemmed, one of my favorite ways to start top-down socks. Although kind of a fiddly technique, there is something very satisfying about making socks without any cast on edge to bind at the top. The Thunderbird pattern causes a subtle slouch effect because of the natural pleating of the knit/purl pattern. The garter rib stitch used on the leg and foot is soft but form fitting, resulting in very comfortable, squishy socks.