Pretty Strong Socks by Merri Fromm

Pretty Strong Socks

Knitting
July 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
340 yards (311 m)
Women's US shoe size 6.5–9, Euro sizes 37–40
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Pretty and strong, a basic sock pattern with purposeful design. Use sturdy yarn (meaning a good percentage of nylon or other strong fiber) in the heels and toes and the pretty or more delicate fibers for the main part of the sock. They will wear like iron. Knit from the cuff down with an adjustable foot length, this pattern should be just right for your first sock.

SIZE
Sized for women who wear
US shoe size 6.5 – 9,
Euro sizes 37 – 40.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Foot circumference: 7.5 inches/19 cm, unstretched,
Foot length: 8.75 inches/22 cm
Leg height: 7 inches/18 cm

MATERIALS
• Yarn: Sock/fingering weight yarn,
Main color (MC): 190 yards/50 g,
Contrasting color (CC): 150 yards/35 g

Purple with green stripes
MC: SweetGeorgia Yarns Cashluxe Fine, 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon, 400 yds/365 m per 4 oz/115 g, Berry Tart. CC: Spud & Chloe Fine, 80% superwash wool/20% silk, 65g/248yds, Cricket.

Greys with turquoise stripes
MC: Socks that Rock Lightweight, 100% superwash merino, 260 yds/329 m, 4.5 oz/127g, Stormy Weather. CC: Valley Yarns Huntington, 75% superwash merino wool/25% nylon, 50g/218yds, Arctic.

• US size 1/2.25 mm or US size 2/2.75 mm double-pointed needles set of 4, or size needed to obtain gauge. Please check your gauge for proper fit!
• Yarn needle
• Scissors
• Stitch markers

GAUGE
32 sts/40 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch.