Fine and Dandy Socks by Jessica Gore

Fine and Dandy Socks

February 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in flower stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
376 - 409 yards (344 - 374 m)
Small [Medium/Large]
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The Fine and Dandy Socks were inspired by Spring. These socks are pretty and delicate, the perfect wardrobe accessory for floaty skirts and sweet sandals. Once you’ve learnt the basic stitch pattern, you will love watching your little flowers grow!

Small: EU 37 – 39/US 6 ½ – 8 ½ (approximately 19cm {7 ½”} foot circumference)
Medium/Large: EU 40 – 42/US 9 – 11 (approximately 22cm {8 ¾”} foot circumference)

Miss Click Clack Hand Dyed Yarns Merri Creek Sock (80% Merino, 20% Nylon; 374m {409yds}/100g), or 100g fingering weight sock yarn

Sample used approximately 72g (269m {294yds}) of Bordello colourway as Main Colour, and approximately 24g (90m {98yds}) of Danger Will Robinson colourway as Contrasting Colour for a Medium/Large Size sock to fit an EU 41/US 10.

2.25mm (US 1) at least 80cm (32”) length circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
Crochet hook (optional for stitch pattern)
2 removable stitch markers (optional during heel turn)
Tapestry needle
Tape measure
Sock blockers (optional)

30 stitches x 48 rounds = 10cm (4”) in flower stitch (see STITCH HELP, page 2) on 2.25mm (US 1) needles, knit in the round, relaxed after blocking.

-Instructions are written for the Magic Loop method of working in the round, with a toe-up sock construction and heel flap and gusset.

-Instructions are to be worked from the beginning to end of each round, unless instructions are specified for stitches on first needle of the round (N1; top of foot/front of leg), and second needle of the round (N2; sole of foot/back of leg) separately.

-A toe-up cast on, such as Judy’s Magic Cast On, and a stretchy bind off, such as Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, are recommended for beginning and finishing your socks. You will also need to know how to work short rows by wrapping stitches.

-Stitch counts are written for Small Size with {Medium/Large} Size stitch count in brackets.

The Fine and Dandy Socks pattern is the second of an ongoing project called The Dollar Store Collection. These patterns each cost $1 USD, with all proceeds donated to a nominated charity (currently UNICEF).

Instructions are provided in written format.