Lots of Socks by Lisa K. Ross

Lots of Socks

Knitting
February 2019
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
250 - 550 yards (229 - 503 m)
Adult XS (S, M, L, XL)
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Every year on March 21, people all over the world gather to celebrate World Down Syndrome day. The ‘Lots of Socks’ initiative was started as a fun way to help create support and awareness all over the world, encouraging people to wear brightly colored and unique socks. Why socks? Because socks look like chromosomes and people with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome. These socks are intended to get sock knitters involved with a great cause. Using only one color at a time, slipped stitches create a checkerboard effect down the leg of the sock. By pairing a self-striping yarn with a solid, there are only two yarns needed. Brightly colored and unique, this design will be appropriate for sock knitters of all skill levels and create attention for a very worthy cause. Be sure to use the #lotsofsocks hashtag when posting online!

FINISHED SIZE
Adult XS (S, M, L, XL)
Leg and Foot Circumference: 6.5 (7.25, 8.25, 9.25, 10)”/ 16 (18.5, 20.5, 23, 25.5) cm
Leg/Foot Length: Adjustable to fit

YARN
Must Stash PERFECT SOCK (75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon; 440 yards / 100 grams); 1 Lots of Socks yarn kit OR 330 yds (300m) MC and 220yds (200m) CC

Sample in (MC) ‘Inkwell’ and (CC) ‘Firework’

NEEDLES
US 1 (2.25mm) and US 3 (3.25mm), or as needed to meet gauge; DPNs or needles for small circumference knitting

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle
1 removable stitch marker
4 stitch markers

GAUGE
In Checkerboard Pattern on LARGER needles: 35 sts and 88 rounds = 4” (10cm)

In Stockinette on SMALLER needles: 32 sts and 48 rounds = 4” (10cm)

Tech editing by Cathy Susko.

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