Spinner's Socks by Emma Galati
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Spinner's Socks

Knitting
June 2014
Handspun or commercial, fingering to worsted weight
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
150 - 450 yards (137 - 411 m)
Eight sizes to fit the whole family
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Many a spinner strives to create the perfect sock yarn. However, lots of other handspun yarns would excel as socks: the accidental sport weight, the two-ply in need of an extra tight gauge, the DK weight boot sock yarn, or the fluffy, too-soft-to-be-anything-but-bed-socks merino. They need knitterly love too!
With these challenges in mind, I created the Spinner’s Socks; an elegantly simple cuff down sock pattern with a unisex ribbed panel to provide both interest and elasticity.

  • Eight different sizes can be matched with fingering weight yarn to fit babies, children, women, and men.

  • Alternatively, the pattern can accommodate a range of yarns from a light fingering weight to a worsted weight to make an average sized woman’s sock.

  • This pattern is perfect for handspun and commercial yarns alike, and is ideal for a first time sock knitter. Refer to this pattern for tips on spinning, swatching, and fitting your ideal socks.

  • The pattern is written with the beginner sock knitter in mind.

  • Uses 100 to 200 grams (depending on size) of your chosen sock yarn. Finer weight yarns will require greater length but less weight. Suggested quantities: fingering weight 320-410m/350-450yd, sport weight 225-320m/250 350yd, DK weight 180-275m/200-300yd, worsted weight 135-230m/ 150-250yd.