conventional-heel socks by Elizabeth Zimmermann

conventional-heel socks

January 1971
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 0 - 2.0 mm
200 - 240 yards (183 - 219 m)
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Elizabeth Zimmerman’s explanations for how to produce a “conventional heel” sock for any size with any yarn. Extremely clear and flexible, you just add your own stitches and colors to the basic recipe.

Recommends about 60 stitches for a medium women’s sock, knitting in fingering weight on size 0 needles, but anything will do. 100g will make a high-ankle pair for women’s large, with a bit left for future repairs. A small needle is desirable, as dense fabric will wear much better.