Totem by Jennifer Raymond
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January 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
39 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
US 1Β½ - 2.5 mm
430 - 600 yards (393 - 549 m)
5 3/4, 7 1/2, 8 3/4" circumference and 8 1/2, 10 1/4, 11 3/4" long
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To work with the color shifts of handpainted yarn, Totem uses a type of slipped stitch in a geometric pattern that resembles the monumental cedar sculptures. A lateral braid creates the illusion of knit stitches rotated 90Β°.

FINISHED SIZE 5ΒΎ (7Β½, 8ΒΎ)” (14.5 19, 22 cm) foot circumference and 8Β½ (10ΒΌ, 11ΒΎ)” (21.5 26, 30 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe; to fit women’s U.S. shoe size 6Β½ (8Β½, 10Β½). Socks shown measure 7Β½” (19 cm).

YARN Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock (80% merino, 20% nylon; 430 yd 393 m/3Β½ oz 100 g): flannery (orange) or gavin (green), 1 (2, 2) skein(s).

NEEDLES U.S. size 1Β½ (2.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 39 sts and 52 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

To accommodate a deep heel or high instep, you may choose to add additional stitches before the heel in the mini-gusset section, then decrease them in the purl column in the beginning of the leg.

If your foot circumference is larger (or smaller) than your ankle circumference, you may cast on more (or fewer) stitches in the foot section and decrease (or increase) as needed in the columns of knit stitches that divide the front and back of the sock.