Silver Stream by Ann Kingstone
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Silver Stream

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1345 yards (1230 m)
Calf Circumference (inches): 12, 14, 16, 18, 20
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These vintage-style socks are named after the little-known children’s book, By a Silver Stream. My father loved this novel as a child, and kept it into adulthood to share the delight with his own children. The book, one of a series by Elleston Trevor, is about the everyday lives and adventures of some very cute woodland creatures. To this day I smile to remember the two over-enthusiastic and argumentative mice!

The socks begin with a provisional cast-on with waste yarn that is later removed, resulting in a double-layered foldover cuff.

To fit up to 30½(35½:40½:45½:51)cm/ 12(14:16:18:20)“ calf circumference and 18(20½:23:25½:28)cm/7(8:9:10:11)” mid-foot circumference. The pattern is designed to be customized for a range of ‘mix and match’ calf and foot circumferences.

5 colours of 4 ply sock yarn with approximately 410 metres/448 yards per 100g (205 metres/224 yards per 50g). You will need 100g of main colour (MC) and 50g each of 4 contrast colours (CC).
The pictured sample was knitted with Cygnet ‘Wool Rich’ in Dove Grey #130 (MC) with Olive #0268 (CC1), Oatmeal #246 (CC2), Rust #2150 (CC3) and Yellow #2041 (CC4).

2.25mm/US 1 and 2.75mm/US 2 needles for your preferred method of small diameter circular knitting.
Adjust needle size to achieve the specified tension/gauge.
3 stitchmarkers. Darning/yarn needle.

32 sts and 38 rounds per 10cm/4 inches in st-st on smaller needles after blocking).