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Tyrolean Stockings

Knitting
August 2007
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches in Stockinette stitch in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
500 yards (457 m)
To fit women's U.S. shoe sizes 7½ to 8½
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Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2007: “Ann Budd combines several different cables, twisted ribs, and calf decreases to give her Tyrolean Stockings rugged details - as well as snug, leg-hugging fit. The wool yarn she used is totally green: It comes from sheep raised by organic methods and is processed without dyes or chemicals to create a yarn that looks rugged but is surprisingly soft.”

Finished Size: 7½” foot circumference, 9¾” long from back of heel to tip of toe, and 15½” long from CO to end of heel flap. To fit women’s U.S. shoe sizes 7½ to 8½.

Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Vermont Organic (100% wool; 250 yd 229 m/ 114 g): natural gray, 2 skeins.

Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium

Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2007

Note: To make socks larger or smaller, use larger or smaller needles and adjust the leg and foot lengths as necessary.

Construction The sock is knit cuff-down with a heel flap.