Winter Work Socks by Sarah B. Hood
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Winter Work Socks

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October 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in K3 P1
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 yards (366 m)
Women's and Men's medium
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Use DPNs (double-pointed needles) to knit durable, warm outdoor wool & mohair socks that can be felted. A great gift for someone who works outside in the cold.
Winter Socks

This winter sock pattern has been road-tested by a veteran professional bicycle messenger through several Canadian winters; he swears they are more effective in keeping his feet warm and dry than any of the high-tech synthetic sports socks he has tried.

You will need:

Two skeins of Lamb’s Pride worsted (one for each sock). It’s 85% wool and 15% mohair, and felts very well.
4 or 5 double-pointed needles (2.75 mm = US 2 = UK/Can 12)
Stitch markers (you can use loops of contrasting-coloured yarn)
Stitch holder (optional)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

You will also need to know the measurement of the feet you’re knitting for, from back of heel to tip of longest toe. Add half an inch. (Add three-quarters of an inch if you think the socks will be machine-washed often.)

Gauge: 20 stitches x 30 rows = 4” square (approx.)


K = Knit
P = Purl
SL = Slip
PSSO = Pass slipped stitch over

Measurement are given for: Women’s Medium (Men’s Medium)