Lighting Strike Socks by Sandra Paul

Lighting Strike Socks

Knitting
August 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
Small, Medium and Large
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A simple but effective lightning bolt design gives a striking touch to these socks with a reverse heel and inset toe. Worked from the cuff down using a square heel.

Skill Level
Easy/Intermediate
Basic stitches used throughout, with standard decreases. Previous experience making socks may be useful.

Yarn
100g (400m/425yards) 4ply/fingering/sock weight yarn
I recommend a blend with at least 20% nylon or silk.

Front Cover: Easy Knits Deeply Wicked in ‘Wreck’
Back Page: Third Vault Yarns Companion 4ply in ‘Lake Silence’

Needle
2.5mm circular needle (min 80cm recommended for magic loop)

Notions
Yarn needle
3 x Stitch Marker

Gauge
32 stitches by 48 rows over 10cm (4”) in stocking (stockinette) stitch

Size
Circumference:
Small: 17.5 cm (7”)
Medium: 20 cm (8”)
Large: 22.5 cm (9”)

Pattern Includes

  • Full and clearly written pattern
  • Stitch abbreviations
  • Knitting chart

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