Teasel Sock by Theresa Shingler
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Teasel Sock

Knitting
July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
273 - 328 yards (250 - 300 m)
S (M, XL) to fit foot circumference 18.5 (20, 23)cm
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This is the second pattern in my Summer of Socks 2017 ebook

The beautiful, ethereal but prickly teasel bloom is the inspiration for these highly textured short summer socks with princess soles
The sock begins with a textured broken rib section worked inside out, the work is then turned the correct way round for the bloom stitch section after which it is then turned inside out and the rest of the sock worked until the star toe begins giving a wonderfully comfortable sole, fit for a princess without the usual tedious purling involved

Yarn
250-300m 273-328 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn.
Sample used
TheresaShinglerKnits, Those who wander base in the ‘Teasel Bloom’ colourway. 100% high twist 100% British Blue Faced Leicester, 385m per 110g

Tension
34 sts and 44 rows to 10cm 4 inches in stocking stitch

Needles
2.25mm US 1 needles or size needed to obtain gauge. (Use double points, magic loop, a small circular, or two circulars to work a small circumference according to preference.

Notions
Cable Needle, Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers (two)

Sizing
S (M, XL) to fit foot circumference 18.5 (20, 23)cm 7.25 (7.75, 9)in – designed to fit with approximately 10% negative ease around foot.
see schematic for finished measurements.

This sock has a 58, 64, and 70 stitch cast on available. The bloom stitch section is not as elastic as the rest of the sock, I would advise that you use the cast on number that is the same as or slightly more than your usual cast on number