Berkshires by KnittyMelissa


August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Med (66 sts), Large (78 sts)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These socks use a chevron pattern divided by horizontal “welts” of garter stitch, often known as “welting fantastic.” The pattern creates ripples that will showcase a self-striping yarn with wide (5-8 rows) regular stripes, but will also be striking with a non-regular striping, solid, or tonal yarn.

The ripples remind me of rolling hills or mountains in the distance, so as I was driving through the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, that seemed a perfect name.

There are two sizes available - Medium (66 sts) and Large (78 sts). The pattern is a great introduction to relatively simple chart knitting, and it uses only knits, purls, increases and decreases to create the patterning.

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