Tern by Pam Allen
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August 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
452 yards (413 m)
Foot length: 9” / 23 cm
This pattern is available for free.
Errata available: twistcollective.com

Knitted ribs lend themselves nicely to smocking. A few rhythmically placed wraps or crossings turn an unwavering vertical stitch pattern into something mysteriously textural. The stitch used in these socks isn’t the traditional knitted technique for smocking in which you literally wrap the working yarn around a group of stitches. Instead the smocked effect is created by cabling one stitch over five.

So easy.