40-Yard Dash by Knitty Natty

40-Yard Dash

September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
Adult Small (7"); Adult Medium (8"); Adult Large (9")
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The 40-Yard Dash is a sprint test that college football and NFL scouts use to evaluate recruits. Good football players can run these 40 yards in under 4.5 seconds- that’s the same distance they will have to run from the line of scrimmage to where a punt will land.

These two-color socks feature a textured front (see those tiny footballs?!) and a twisted-rib back (which gives the leg a snug, but stretchy fit). The pattern is easily memorized, making these socks perfect for when you want an on-the-go project with a little more interest.

Disclaimer: With minimal written instructions and a heavy reliance on charts, this pattern is made for those who have a few pairs under their belts. That being said, if you’ve knit two or more pairs of socks in the past decade- you can totally knit this pattern!

NO HEEL INSTRUCTIONS are given in the pattern. Any heel can be substituted in the pattern, but the Fish Lips Kiss Heel was used for the sample. This pattern is offered at $4 so you’re able to head over to the Sox Therapist and use $1 to purchase her heel pattern .

This pattern is written from the cuff down for magic loop. However, you can use dpns, two circulars, 9-inch circs, or whatever suits your fancy! The charts are symmetrical both ways, so you can easily convert the pattern to toe-up.

Color Option 1- Fraternal Twins:
• 50 grams (220 yards) of fingering weight in color one.
• 50 grams (220 yards) of fingering weight in color two.
• A wool/nylon blend works best for socks!

Color Option 2- Contrast Heels, Toes, and Cuffs:
• 30 grams (120 yards) of fingering weight in contrast color for cuffs, heels, and toes.
• 70-100 grams (300-420 yards) of fingering weight in main color.
• A wool/nylon blend works best for socks!

| Sizes |
Adult Small (7”) - 56 stitches
Adult Medium (8”) - 64 stitches
Adult Large (9”) - 72 stitches

40-Yard Dash is the first pattern from the Fall Means Football- Subtle Fanwear Collection.

Who says team apparel has to be tacky? This classic (but trendy!) collection of patterns allows you to cheer on your team in style. Whether you pair team colors or just your favorites, you’ll achieve that subtle look we all love. No stripes, we promise! Okay, maybe one striped pattern. C’mon. We HAD to!

This pattern was test knit by the amazing franmadeknits, ravenalex, and chateauwillow.