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Shenandoah Socks

The Daily Skein
Knitting
May 2008
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch in Stockingette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 460 yards (366 - 421 m)
Women's 9
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Colors used in featured sock: Black and Tuscany multi.

Shenandoah uses a slip stitch pattern on the foot and leg. Slip stitch is an easy colorwork technique, because you’re only using one color per row. Shenandoah is essentially a toe up sock, but isn’t knit in the round between the toe and heel. After completing the increases for the toe normally, the instep stitches are worked separately. Then the sole is knit while joining it to the instep. A “heel flap” is knit, turned, and stitches are picked up along the flap, just like a top-down sock. The gusset is decreased, then the stitch pattern resumes for the leg. If you find any mistakes or are confused by anything, please let me know!