Countrywool's Fireside Socks by Claudia Krisniski

Countrywool's Fireside Socks

Knitting
January 1993
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 5 rows = 4 inches
in two color stranded stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
250 - 400 yards (229 - 366 m)
Two widths for foot: 8.75" or 8" around. Height and length completely adjustable.
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These folk patterned socks, sized for adults, are quickly knit using a circular needle. The 4-color patterned bands are interesting to work, making this long casual sock fun to knit. Easy to size up for wider legs and customize for any foot length. Finish off with suede slipper soles for longer wear.

Materials:
4 skeins, in 2 coordinating Contrast Colors, 1 Bright Color and 1 Dark Color
LAMB’S PRIDE WORSTED (85wool/15mohair…..190 yards…4 oz) OR
PEACE FLEECE (70 wool/30mohair…200 yards…4 oz) OR
LANALOFT WORSTED (100 wool…160 yards…100 grams) OR
TUFFY (85 wool/15 nylon…215 yards…4 oz)

32” or longer circular needles # 5&7 OR 1 set double pointed needles # 5&7
Markers
Darning Needle

Make a gauge swatch: With #7 needle and 2 colors, cast on 20 stitches. Knit in any color pattern for 10 rows. Bind off. Wash your swatch like you will wash your socks. After it is dry, measure across the middle 3” and figure your gauge here. Work at it, changing needle sizes if necessary, until you get 4 stitches = 1” (wide width) or 4.5 stitches = 1” (medium width)