Irving Socks by Jaclyn Salem
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Irving Socks

Knitting
December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 460 yards (274 - 421 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Irving is a sock pattern inspired by the 1920’s. Classic Art Deco motifs give the design a vintage and luxurious flair. It gets its name from Irving Place, a historic neighborhood in New York City and home to NYC’s oldest saloon—Pete’s Tavern—where O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi was conceived, and which survived Prohibition disguised as a flower shop!

Yarn
• 1 skein of fingering-weight sock yarn
• 10 grams of contrast color for toe (optional)

Needles
• U.S. 1 (2.25mm) needles (in whichever sock knitting method you prefer)
or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge
8-9 stitches= 1 inch in stockinette stitch

Sizing
Small (Medium, Large)

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Cable needle
• Tapestry needle

Techniques Used
• knitting and purling
• cabling
• decreasing (ssk and k2tog)
• yarn overs
• Kitchener stitch