Friendship Cake Socks by Nailya Plaskey

Friendship Cake Socks

August 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 460 yards (274 - 421 m)
Small: foot circumference about 7.5"(19cm), Medium: foot circumference about 8"(20 cm), Large: foot circumference about 8.5"(22.5 cm)
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Do you remember an old-fashioned friendship cake recipe, where you have a starter that you feed, and then divide it into several parts, keeping one part to grow more starter and make a cake, and giving away other portions until you run out of friends who want it :)? I took this idea to sock knitting. Any sock knitting friend will be happy to get a slice of a Friendship Cake Sock! It’s gluten-free, fat- free, dairy and egg-free, calorie-free, but full of friendly vibes and love.

Skill level: advanced beginner to intermediate; need to know Judy’s Magic Cast On, magic loop, wrap&turn short row method.
Finished dimensions: Small: foot circumference about 7.5”(19cm), Medium: foot circumference about 8”(20 cm), Large: foot circumference about 8.5”(22.5 cm). Length of the foot is calculated for shoe sizes from 4 to 11, and recommendations are given for other sizes.
Suggested Yarn: Starter: any amounts of leftover sock weight yarn. Socks: sock weight yarn, a total of about 2.5 oz (71 g) or 300 yds (274 m) for Small size, 3 oz (80 g) or 360 yds (325 m) for Medium, 3.5 oz (100g) or 462 yds (423 m) for Large size.
Needles: size 1 (2.25 mm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. You may also use dpns, distributing each half of the sts on 2 dpns (2 dpns for instep side, and 2 dpns for sole side)
Gauge: 8 st and 12 rows = 1” (2.5 cm) in stockinette