pythagoras' new socks by alfa knits

pythagoras' new socks

Knitting
January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 1 - 2.25 mm
416 - 492 yards (380 - 450 m)
S/M/L see notes
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Pythagoras’ socks are worked from the cuff down with a heel gusset and a short row heel. Special, cleverly placed increases following the colorwork pattern are worked in the heel gusset. They disappear in the all over patterning and are ’almost’ invisible.
The basic sock pattern is written out; the colorwork stitch pattern is charted only.

Sizes
S / M / L to fit foot circumference: 20 / 22 / 24.5 cm (8 / 8½ / 9.5 “)
Length of foot and leg is adjustable.
Finished height as pictured = ± 23 cm / 9”.

What you’ll need
fingering / 4 ply
D (dark color): ± 220 to 250 m / 240 to 275 yards
L (light color): ± 175 to 200 m / 190 to 220 yards
2.25 mm (US 1) circular needle or 5 double pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
tapestry needle

Gauge
fingering / 4 ply
34 sts and 43 rows in stranded knitting and blocked = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)
If you can’t reach gauge with the smaller needle and your color work is a bit tight, it is a good idea to go up a needle size.

Errata:
typo page 4
: reinforced toe, round 2 and 4: k1, …., repeat from * to last 3 sts of first needle, … (k after should not be there)*