Ginny's Socks by Sandra C

Ginny's Socks

Knitting
April 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
375 - 400 yards (343 - 366 m)
adult small 8," adult medium 9," adult large 10."
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The inspiration for these socks started with the beautiful Ginny colorway from Nomadic Yarns. All of Nomadic Yarns colorways are gorgeous, but her Harry Potter colorways are very hard for me to resist. This pattern is knit top-down in the round, and features interesting colorwork and an afterthought heel.

The sock begins with a twisted rib cuff in the background color. Then a simple colorwork pattern emerges before shifting into simple stockinette stitch in self-striping yarn. An afterthought heel can be worked before or after completing the rest of the sock. The technique used for this heel results in no gaps at the heels! A photo tutorial is included in the pattern, and I’ve included links to video tutorials that I created for both the heel and for grafting.

This pattern has been tested and tech edited.

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Materials
1 skein of Nomadic Yarns Twisty Sock self-striping (400 yards per skein.)
1 skein of Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply fingering (400 yards per skein) or 75 yards of fingering weight yarn for background color.

2.25 mm (US 1) and 2.75mm (US 2) circular or double-pointed needles or size needed for correct gauge.

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge and Sizing
32 sts. and 36 rounds per 4” in stockinette.
Sizes: adult small 8,“ adult medium 9,” and adult large 10.“