Kind Socks by Kam - handknitbykam

Kind Socks

Knitting
May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 380 yards (320 - 347 m)
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This sock pattern by Hand Knit by Kam is inspired by the kids who have been separated from their parents at the border. The pattern consists of slipped stitches that symbolize a hug, and the spaces created by the yarn overs represent the absence of a person. Allison Barnes Yarn created the colors for this inspired by Frida Kahlo’s house in Mexico City, known as La Casa Azul. The house is now a museum.

50% of the proceeds from this yarn and pattern kit will go to Kids In Need of Defense, an organization that provides legal help to the children that have been separated from their families at the border between Mexico and the USA.

Each kit comes with one 50-gram skein of the main colour (La Casa Azul), and one 25-gram skein of the contrast colour (The Fountain); enough to complete the shortie socks pattern. The yarn is my Basic Sock base (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon). The pattern download code for RAVELRY will be mailed with the yarn.

Materials

2.75 mm (2US) / 9” circular needles / DPNs
Small cable needle
6 stitch markers (1 to mark beginning of row, 1 to mark the middle, and 4 to mark the front and back panels of the pattern) plus extra marker for heel.
La Casa Azul (Main Color) 50g / 200yards – Allison Barnes Yarn Basic Sock base (3ply 80/20 fingering weight yarn)
The Fountain (Contrasting Color) 25g / 100yards – Allison Barnes Yarn Basic Sock base (3ply 80/20 fingering weight yarn)
Scissors
Darning needle

Level
Intermediate beginner (this pattern uses the heel gusset technique, slipped stitches and yarn overs.)

Gauge
Knit in stockinette in the round – 32 sts and 44 rows in a 4”/10cm