Tenderfoot by Laura Wilson-Martos
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Tenderfoot

Knitting
March 2010
Light Fingering ?
35 stitches and 47 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
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I found that when I would wear hand-knit socks all day, the bottoms of my feet would feel like they were on fire from walking on the nubs of the purl stitches the entire time. So this design features the sole of the foot knit in such a way that the smoother, knit side is against the skin, thus making it more bearable for this or any other tenderfoot to wear their beautiful hand-knit socks, and it’s engineered in such a way that this fete is achieved while never purling a single sole stitch!

This sock is knitted toe-up with a short-row heel. The top of the foot is knitted in a 2 x 2 rib which then transforms into a very pleasing collection of 4 x 4 intertwining cables up the leg, ending in a simple 2x2 cuff.