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Treebeard Socks

Knitting
May 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
325 - 375 yards (297 - 343 m)
S, L
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A top-down, textured sock inspired by Tolkien’s character Treebeard, the Ent.

Skill Level: Intermediate; the sock includes basic top-down construction featuring a heel flap, short-row heel turn, and wedge toe; some basic cabling, lace stitches, textured stitches, and lots of charts. The ability to read a knitting chart is a must, although all symbols are clearly defined.

Materials: 1 set of US1 (2.25mm) sock needles (either DPN or Magic Loop), a cable needle (or the ability to work a right and left twist without a needle), basic knitting gear such as a tape measure & scissors.

Yarn: Any fingering weight yarn will work for this sock; however, you will want a solid or near solid color in order to keep the pattern visible. I recommend approximately 350 yards (or 320 m).

Two sizes are available, each with its own set of charts. Ankle circumference is 7.5 (9.5) inches or 19 (24) cms. Calf and foot length are adjustable within the pattern.

Many thanks to my glorious testers: Harpo716, Nanphe, maprice, & bmazanec. You are much appreciated.