Ends with Benefits by Jennifer Beaulieu

Ends with Benefits

November 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
56, 64, and 72 stitches
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I was looking at a black and white photo of the inside of a sock that had many ends to weave in, and thought, wouldn’t it be great if we could knit scrappy socks without having to weave in any ends? Maybe just let them all hang out? So that’s what I did! I went through a few iterations
before I decided on a simple, yet effective, pattern on the leg, while the twisted fringe mimics the purl bumps of the stripes. You can finish the fringe with a larger knot at the end, or for extra fun, try adding beads!

There is a video tutorial included to show how to finish the fringe.

Sizes: S (M, L) to fit foot circumferences 7 (8, 9)” or about 18 (20, 23) cm

100g (463 yds / 423 m) of fingering weightyarn for your MC
5-6g (23-28 yds / 23-26 m) fingering weight yarn for each of 7 contrast colors.

Yarn shown is the Crazy Cauldron Sock Set
by Moonglow Yarn Co.

Needles: US size 1 / 2.25mm

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle

Extras (Optional): 26 size 6/0 beads, plus a
small steel crochet hook that fits through the
hole in the beads or dental floss

Gauge: 34 stitches and 46 rows to 4” (10cm)
worked in stockinette stitch in the round