Samwise Gamgee by Tabitha's Heart

Samwise Gamgee

Knitting
March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
One size - Suitable for teen/adult foot circumferences of 8 – 9 in/20 – 23 cm allowing 0.5 – 1 in/1 – 2.5 cm negative ease. Foot and leg lengths customizable.
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Like Samwise Gamgee, these socks are simple and practical. The stitch pattern is easy to memorize, yet interesting enough to keep you from being bored; a good TV or travel knit. Pattern works well with stripes and most variegated yarns. It is perfect for those men (and women) who don’t like fussy socks.

Pattern is knit in the round from the top down with a horseshoe heel (flap and gusset construction). The stitch pattern is carried down the heel. Instructions are detailed but assume you have basic knowledge of top down sock construction including turning a heel, picking up stitches, and Kitchener stitch grafting. Includes both written and charted instructions.

Substitute most sock yarn including self-striping yarns. Stitch pattern has significant stretch similar to ribbing so the size is more flexible than a stockinette sock. The only change needed to make this fit everyone in my family (shoe sizes Women’s 8.5 medium, Women’s 9 Wide, Men’s 9, and men’s 11) was to alter the length. Models are men’s 9, and women’s 8.5 because Mr. 11’s feet were too long for the length of the sample.

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