90 Degrees by Kate Poe

90 Degrees

June 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Varied, see notes
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Have you always wondered what to knit when it’s 90 degrees? 90 Degrees socks by Kate Poe are knit flat and eventually grafted together in the round to knit the toe. The project is the perfect size for knitting in the heat of the summer sun and promises to keep you entertained with its unusual construction. The 90 Degrees socks are perfect for showing off that perfect skein of variegated yarn.

On Holiday has eleven lovely designs that uses 1000 yards of yarn or less! Michelle is known for creating beautiful patterns that use only one skein of luxury yarn and continues with that theme in On Holiday and combines her talents with five other talented designers to bring you the types of projects you’ll want to knit on your summer holiday or for the holidays! These patterns were hand picked from the best of the Holiday Yarn Club over the years and combined into one book in time for your own holiday knitting.

There is something for every knitter in this collection. The book contains directions for mittens, socks, shawls, wraps, and a cowl. All patterns have thoroughly tested written instructions and charts where applicable.

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June 2012 Steller Sock Club

The first time I saw a sideways sock I was intrigued. What stopped me from knitting it immediately was the math involved in order to even cast on. After it stewed around in my mind for a while, I came up with a solution that didn’t involve quite so much math.

This pattern is designed for those crazy variegated yarns that you have and haven’t found a pattern for. Be warned, yarn will still pool, it will just pool in different patterns. The socks also look good in self striping yarn and with solid, semi-solid, or tonal yarn.

The main portion of the sock is knit flat. After the main portion of the sock is completed, it is grafted together and stitches are picked up and the toe is then knitted in the round.

A circular needle is highly recommended. You will also need dpns or circs to finish the toe. A second needle of a comparable size is needed for the grafting.

The pattern is written such that the welt pattern is continued down the foot. The welt pattern is worked over all stitches once the left gusset is complete. If desired, the foot can continue to be worked plain.

Sizing Notes: As this sock is knit sideways, the initial cast on is determined by the length of the foot. Stitch counts are given for a range of foot lengths with directions on how to additionally alter the length. Foot diameter is not as important as the sock is worked until (slightly stretched) it goes completely around the foot.

The pattern is written for a cuff of aproximately the same length as the foot. To alter the length of the cuff, after determining the number of stitches needed, cast on half of the stitches (foot), pm, cast on number of stitches needed for desired cuff length (see pattern for number of stitches).

Red and green sock knitted by Doris Compton, with the foot worked plain.