Stars Hollow Socks by Meghan Huber

Stars Hollow Socks

Knitting
October 2016
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 462 yards (274 - 422 m)
One Size (7.5" Foot Circumference)
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These socks are inspired by everyone’s favorite fictional New England town, Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls. The Stars Hollow socks are knit from the toe up and feature a short row heel. The slipped cross stitch pattern gives these socks the perfect amount of texture to show off a special variegated skein or spice up a solid skein. Throw these socks on for with your boots while you enjoy apple picking, a foliage hike, curling up with a cup morning coffee (from Luke’s Diner of course), or any of your other favorite fall activities. Happy fall knitting from New England Knitting!

FINISHED SIZE
7.5” foot circumference, stretched. Foot length (distance from top of toe to back of heel) and leg length (distance from bottom of heel to top of sock cuff) are adjustable.

YARN
1 skein of Heather’s Yarn Barn Hand Dyed Sock Weight Yarn (85% super wash merino wool, 15% nylon, 462yds/100g). Photographed in New England Harvest.

NEEDLES
Size 1 (2.25 mm) set of double-pointed needles or 24” circular needles for magic loop.

GAUGE
32 stitches and 48 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

NOTIONS
tapestry needle and stitch markers

SKILLS USED
Judy’s Magic Cast On, Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Sewn Bind Off, increases, crossed stitches, and short row heel. Links for tutorials on the cast on and bind off methods are provided. Detailed instructions on working crossed stitches and a short row heel are included.

You can also check out the video tutorial for the crossed stitches here.

QUESTIONS?
Have a question or comment about this pattern? Feel free to ravmail me, email me at meghan@newenglandknitting.com, or post in the New England Knitting group.

Items made from this pattern may be sold by an individual. Items made from this pattern may not be sold by a company or corporation without permission.