Weir by Cailyn Meyer
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August 2013
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
7" (17.8 cm) [8.25" (20cm), 9.5" (24cm)] foot circumference

This pattern was designed for the BDY Sock Club 2013.

Errata:** for size Medium, CO should be 76 (not 77). At the end of the last rnd of ribbing, increase 1 st for a total of 77 sts for the leg.*

A weir is a man-made construction in a waterway made to help prevent flooding or make the water more navigable. The water pools and looks calm above the weir, but is usually wild below it with unpredictable currents. The meandering yarn overs and crazy ribbing remind me of the water below the weir, which flow from the calm stockinette stitches.

These socks use an openwork pattern that isn’t quite enough to be called “lace.” The chart seems complicated, but after a few rounds you might find yourself chugging along without even looking at it! After the heel, repeats of the chart are dropped off slowly, giving the socks a funky asymmetry. On one sock, the plain section begins on the right; on the other, the left. It also helps the sock knit up faster– normally by the middle of the foot, you’re ready to be finished! So these socks slowly move from patterned to stockinette for faster knitting as boredom sets in.