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Think On Your Feet

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Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
470 - 600 yards (430 - 549 m)
S, (M, L)

A nerdy twist on classic twisted-stitch patterned knee-highs, this sock has a cabled neuron running down the back and around the foot. Perfect for those days when you need a couple of extra brain cells!

The pattern includes several pages of charts, detailed instructions for the techniques involved, and also includes a short lesson on neurons!

Difficulty
Intermediate-Challenging. The overall sock architecture used in this pattern is fairly basic, but the cable is very complex.

Skills Needed
Cables and twisted stitches. Ability to read a charted knitting pattern. Tubular Cast-On (directions are given in pattern). Kitchener Stitch (directions are given in pattern)

Sizes
Small, (Medium, Large). These sizes correspond to an 11, (12, 13)” below-knee circumference; a 13, (14, 15)” widest calf circumference; a 7, (8, 9)” lower leg/ankle circumference; and a 7, (8, 9)” foot circumference. Length of sock from cast-on to heel turn: 15”. Foot length is as desired.

The sock is designed to be easy to modify in circumference and length, with all decreases and increases falling outside of the charted cable pattern. There are suggestions in the pattern for ways to go about altering the circumference and length. Socks shown in photos are a mix of two sizes: Small for below-knee and widest calf, and Medium for lower leg/ankle and foot.

Suggested Yarn
Cascade Heritage Sock, 2 skeins. Or any solid or semi-solid fingering weight sock yarn with good stitch definition.

Gauge
8sts/10rows per inch in stockinette stitch

Needles
A set of size 1 dpns (or whatever size you need to get gauge), or circular needles for magic loop, if you prefer.

Notions
An extra dpn or cable needle (or confidence in cabling without a cable needle).
A set of 4 stitch markers (one should be unique, to mark the end of round).