Astor Socks by Jaclyn Salem
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Astor Socks

Knitting
August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Medium (Large)
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Astor is a sock pattern inspired by the New York Public Library. Two climbing cables represent the stately lion statues Patience and Fortitude, which lend their steadfast strength to an ornamental lattice motif like the ceiling at the library’s outside entrance. Five lines span the back of the sock for the beautiful Fifth Avenue branch. Designed for one of my favorite buildings in New York City, this sock design is a modern take on a classic—perfect for bibliophiles and architecture lovers!

Yarn
• 1 skein of fingering weight sock yarn

Needles
• U.S. 1 (2.25mm) needles (in whichever sock knitting method you prefer) or sizes needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge
8-9 sts= 1 inch in stockinette

Sizing
Medium - 64 st (Large - 72 st)

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Cable needle
• Tapestry needle

Techniques Used
• knitting and purling
• slipped stitches
• cabling
• decreasing (ssk and k2tog)
• Kitchener stitch