Not Your Average Cat Lady Socks by Emma Kerian

Not Your Average Cat Lady Socks

Knitting
June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 2 inches
in leopard print pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
320 - 380 yards (293 - 347 m)
Adult S, M and L
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These funky leopard print socks are knit cuff down with an afterthought heel, making it easier to concentrate on the stranded colorwork pattern without worrying about shaping the heel.

Suggested yarn: Allison Barnes Yarn-Basic Sock
Yardage is given for one pair of Adult Medium socks with a length of 10”
• Orange (MC): 200 yards (Colorway- “Fistful of Pennies”)
• Dark Blue (CC) - 140 yards (Colorway- “I Feel Fine”)

If you are new to the afterthought heel, I found these two videos very helpful:

1) Afterthought heel part 1: https://knitpurlhunter.com/blog/afterthought-heel-part-1/
2) Afterthought heel part 2: https://knitpurlhunter.com/blog/afterthought-heel-part-2/.

Also, if you are struggling picking up the heel stitches this tutorial is very helpful. It’s for an afterthought thumb, but the general idea is the same: http://maryjanemucklestone.com/all-thumbs/