Mistletoe Kisses by Knitting Expat Designs
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Mistletoe Kisses

Knitting
November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
XS, S, S/M, M, M/L, L, & XL
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(Note the photo is a place holder for now until the pattern is released for sale on the 17th November 2017)

A fun pattern that will work brilliantly with self striping yarn to really show off those colour changes to full effect … it can also be worked with other variegated/speckled colour ways to get a fun texture pattern that is simple and easy to work!

PLEASE NOTE - THIS PATTERN IS INCLUDED AS A BONUS FREE PATTERN WITH THE PURCHASE OF EITHER THE WANDERLUST COLLECTION OR THE COSY COLLECTION SOCK CLUBS, IF YOU PURCHASE THIS PATTERN INDIVIDUALLY AND LATER DECIDE TO PURCHASE ONE OR BOTH CLUBS THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS OFFERED OR REIMBURSEMENT OF THE COST OF THIS PATTERN.

What you will need:

• Yarn – 100g Sock Yarn (approx. 365-400m / 400-440 yds) Sample knit in Turtle Purl Yarns in the Mistletoe Kisses Colourway (75/25 Superwash Merino / Nylon).

• Needles – 2.25mm or 2.5mm (US 1 or 1.5) on a Long cable for magic loop (I suggest 40” / 100cm for two at a time knitting).

• Notions – Stitch Markers if you wish to mark pattern repeats. I also use a progress keeper to keep track of my row count and how many rows I have done (this can also work to mark the instep side of your work).

• Gauge – Approx 8 sts/inch in stockinette

• Size – Socks are sized in a XS, (S, S/M, M, M/L, L, XL). Sizes are based on foot circumference and not length as you knit the sock as long as you need to in order to fit the recipient. Please also note that socks need to have about 1-2 inches (2.5-5cm) of negative ease in order to provide a nice snug fit around the foot without being too baggy. Further, socks will loosen up over time and with wear so personally I prefer a nice snug fit at the start to reduce this effect later.

  • 48sts - X Small for a foot circumference of approx. 6-7 inches
  • 56sts - Small for a foot circumference of approx. 8-9 inches
  • 60sts - Small/Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 8.5-9.5 inches
  • 64sts - Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 9-10 inches
  • 68sts - Medium/Large for a foot circumference of approx. 9.5-10.5 inches
  • 72sts - Large for a foot circumference of approx. 10-11 inches
  • 80sts - X Large for a foot circumference of approx. 11-12 inches

There are links to video tutorials for the stitch pattern as well as the heel construction in this pattern, If any links within the PDF do not work directly from the document then please copy and paste into your web browser.

Note about Instructions:

• Instructions are shown XS (S/S-M/M/M-L/L/XL) throughout the pattern, where stitch counts vary.

• I knit my socks using the Magic Loop method, however the pattern can be adapted to be used with DPN’s or 9inch Circulars or your preferred method for knitting socks.

• Instructions are provided for both Cuff Down and Toe Up. The Cuff Down method is first, followed by Toe Up instructions. A general outline of the sock construction is first provided followed by the stitch pattern to be used for the leg and foot.

• At the end of the pattern you will find the generic instructions for the German Short Row Heel which is worked exactly the same way for both Toe Up and Cuff Down socks.

• To work the GSR heel in Garter Stitch you will just need to knit every row rather than purl the wrong side rows.

• The Modified Heel Flap Adjustment (MHFA) instructions can be found as a separate PDF download along with this pattern. This was done to reduce the file size of this pattern.