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Spun 2 Ways: Socks at Any Size and Any Gauge

September 2007
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
8 stitches = 1 inch in K3, p1
US 2 - 2.75 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)

Most handknitted socks follow a simple formula based on foot circumference and gauge in stitches per inch. The number of stitches necessary to obtain the desired foot circumference becomes the foundation for all other stitch counts in the knitting directions. Once you understand these relationships, you can knit perfect fitting socks at any size and with any yarn - just fill in the blanks in the sidebar.