Lickity-Split by Shannon Squire


May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
250 - 420 yards (229 - 384 m)
Finished circumference: 6.5 (8, 9.5)"/16.5 (20.5, 5) cm. Socks shown with a 5"/12.5 cm leg length (measured from top of heel, customizable).
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These socks will be done lickity-split, because you won’t be able to put them down. The soothing basket-weave-ish pattern looks so good in so many different dye techniques: tonal as in the samples shown here, self-striping, and highly-variegated. Heel increasing is so much fun with this on-the-sole-technique, and a soothing slipped-stitch toe-up heel flap is the icing on the fun-cake.

Knit all of the Socks for Busy B’s socks, as well as any of my sock patterns, with Knitted Wit’s yarn, and take part in Socks on Vacay this summer! The rules:

  • You must make socks between Wednesday, May 1st and Monday, September 2nd, 2019 (aka May 1st and Labor Day here in the US);
  • socks must be made with Knitted Wit yarn;
  • socks must be made using one of Shannon Squire’s sock patterns; and you must share photos on IG and use #socksonvacay, #socksonvacay2019 AND tag @knittedwit and @shannonsq to be eligible to win prizes.

approximately 250-420 yards/228-384 m total fingering-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Sock in Channel Island.

US1/2.25mm needle for small-circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge. I use a 32” circular for magic-loop knitting.

32 sts & 48 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, measured after blocking.

Finished circumference: 6.5 (8, 9.5)“/16.5 (20.5, 24.25) cm.
Socks shown with a 5”/12.75 cm leg length (measured from top of heel, customizable).