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Winter Wren Stockings

Knitting
October 2009
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in charted pattern on smaller needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
822 yards (752 m)
U.S. women’s shoe sizes 6½–8

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2009: “‘The Winter Wren Stockings are inspired by traditional Fair Isle stranded colorwork: Alternating wide and narrow bands of X and O motifs, lozenges, and tiny peerie patterns combine for an unexpectedly complex effect. A palette of neutral colors with a pop of cherry red pays homage to the spectrum of natural fleece colors that made ‘colorwork’ possible before the widespread use of inexpensive dyes - but this version is in luxe, washable merino.’ - Eunny Jang.”

Finished Size: 8¼” foot circumference and 8¾” from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 6½–8.

Yarn: Filatura di Crosa Zara (100% merino; 137 yd 125 m/50 g): #1663 chocolate brown (MC), #1401 white (CC1), #1451 oatmeal (CC2), #1748 cappuccino (CC3), #1469 dark gray (CC4), and #1461 burgundy (CC5), 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles.

Needles: Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.