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Vanilla Latte Socks

Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
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These are vanilla socks with just a tiny kick of caffeine like the coffee milk my grandmother treated me with when I visited her.

In a way this is a sock recipe. Included are directions for knitting with 56, 64, and 72 stitches. You choose your favorite cuff ribbing, then choose between three heel flap variations, and two different toes.

The pattern stitch itself is super simple - actually easier than ribbing since alternate rounds are just knit. The resulting pattern is wide columns of stockinette with narrow columns of garter stitch. Easy peasy! Socks knit in solid or semi-solid yarn are simple and elegant, yet this pattern also is perfect for a striped or highly variegated yarn. Again, it’s your choice!

For us OCD knitters. The ribbing panels are not exactly centered across the instep. They’re off by a couple of stitches, but it doesn’t show when they’re being worn. However, if symmetry is an issue with you, I suggest knitting the pattern as written - it’s easier to knit both needles exactly the same - and then rearranging the stitches when you begin the heel flap. xo Ginger