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Sweet Summer Socks

Knitting
August 2008
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
This pattern is available for free.

These socks are knit in the round from the leg cuff down to the toe featuring a simple, easy-to-remember cable pattern. The length of the leg may be adjusted to your liking, but end on round 2 of the cable pattern before working the heel flap.

The heel flap is worked back and forth in rows in Stockinette Stitch. Short rows are used to shape the heel then stitches are picked up along each side of the heel flap to begin working in the round once again. Stitches are decreased for the gusset, then you work until the sock measures 2” less than the total desired length from the back of the heel. Stitches are decreased for the toe, then the remaining stitches are joined using the Kitchener stitch.

Some online tutorials for the Magic Loop technique, short rows and the Kitchener stitch are available on our website.

SIZE: One size, to fit Women’s Medium
Finished Measurements: 7¼” ankle circumference; 8½” foot circumference; knit to desired foot length

MATERIALS:
Summer Sox by Classic Elite (40% cotton, 40% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 50 gram ball = approx 175 yards)
• 2 balls 5544 Truly Toffee (multi)
OR 2 balls 5578 Hickory (solid)
Needles
• One 40” circular size US 2 (2.75 mm)
Or size to obtain gauge
• Cable needle
• Stitch markers
• tapestry needle