Socks - Take 5 by Marilynn Blacketer
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Socks - Take 5

February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
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The Socks - Take 5 work well in a superwash wool blend.
The Take 5 ribbing is fun work, and the socks can be knit in just a few days making them the perfect gift or accessory. This may be considered an intermediate level pattern because knowledge of sock (and stitch) construction is helpful.

Finished size: about 7” flat, stretch 10”circumference, leg height about 10”
Gauge: 8 stitches = 1”
Yarn: MC superwash wool blend in fingering weight,
CC cotton/elastic blend, or CC superwash wool blend in fingering weight, and 2 yds of waist yarn in a different color
Photo: Knit Picks Stroll, Lullaby Hand-Painted; 75%Superwash Merino Wool/ 25%Nylon; 462yards/100g; CascadeYarns, Fixation; 98.3%Cotton/ 1.7%Elastic; 62yds(relaxed)/50g
Needles: Size US#2, 16”and 24” circular needles or size US#2, set double pointed needles
tapestry needle, stitch markers

The directions are written for adult size (small, medium, large) in parentheses, and working with 2 circular needles. The project used one hank of Knit Picks and one skein of Cascade Yarns wound into 2, really 4 balls, and 4 circular needles. Once the legs were completed, the work was moved to 2 circular needles to work the feet, toes, and heels.

Modifications for Socks-Take 5 Fruit Stripe available:

Modifications for Socks-Take 5 Coffee Roasters available: