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Whirligig Socks

Verybusymonkey Patterns
Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 13 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
women's 9ish
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Top down construction, lacy pattern is provided in both charted and written form.

I’ve been busy with school and haven’t been designing a whole lot lately except for my dissertation research. Lately I was inspired. Here is the result. Enjoy!

About the rat: I’ve gotten so many comments/questions about the little friend helping to model the socks that I figured I’d update this. Her name is Matilda, she’s a hairless dumbo rat and belongs to my roommate. Sadly, though, my roommate had to euthanize her last night (5/18/08) because she was very old and sick, showing little chance for improvement. So sad, and only a few days after taking this photo…

Errata: When starting toe, you will have 33 stitches on instep and 32 on the sole. On first k round of toe, decrease one stitch at edge of insole leaving 32 stitches across insole then proceed in pattern as written.