Paper Birch by Mara Catherine Bryner
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Paper Birch

Knitting
April 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 stranded colorwork, in the round, after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
325 - 375 yards (297 - 343 m)
Small (Medium, Large): 7.5 (8.5, 9.5)” / 19 (21.5, 24) cm foot circumference
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Paper Birch is a toe-up colorwork sock that highlights the gradual color change in Spincycle’s Dyed In The Wool yarn by placing it against the simple elegance of Magpie Fibers’ Swanky Sock. The colorwork pattern is clearly charted and easy to follow, this would be a great project for a beginner colorwork knitter. Paper Birch utilizes an afterthought heel to minimize the disruption of the patterning.

Errata:
* The second paragraph of the toe should read:
The first 13 (13, 17) sts will be the Front/Instep and the remaining 13 (13, 17) sts will be the Back/Bottom of Foot.

  • Toe Rnd 1 Back is missing a k1 MC as the first stitch.
  • the pattern has been updated, but if you downloaded the pattern prior to 9:30am PST Wednesday 4/25, there will be an error. Thank you!

Sizes:
Small (Medium, Large): 7.5 (8.5, 9.5)” / 19 (21.5, 24) cm foot circumference

Materials:
Main Color (MC): 1 skein of Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 378 yards/115 grams). Sample shown in Fior di Latte.
Contrast color (CC): 1 skein of Spincycle Yarns Dyed In The Wool (100% superwash American Wool, 200 yards per skein). Sample shown in Pussy Willow.

Needles and Notions:
• Size US 1 (2.25mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge (choose your preference of long circular for magic loop, set of 5 DPNs, 2 circular needles, or a small 9” circular)
• Stitch markers (for small circular knitting method: 2 different color markers for the beginning of round and center of round)
• Sock ruler
• Waste yarn
• Tapestry needle

Gauge:
34 sts and 30 rows equals 4”/ 10 cm knit in 1x1 stranded colorwork in the round, measured after blocking