Quite Contrary by Lisa K. Ross

Quite Contrary

Knitting
April 2019
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 520 yards (274 - 475 m)
Adult S (M, L, XL)
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Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

The perfect socks for springtime, this fabulous footwear plays with Lemonade Shop mini-skeins to create a vibrant floral arrangement. Beginning at the cuff and working their way down to the foot, these socks are quite contrary from a typical colorwork sock. Mosaic knitting uses strategically slipped stitches so that only one color at a time is worked across each row. Frequent color changes are interspersed with a main color for an eye-catching effect. A slip-stitch heel and slipped stitches continued along the sole of the sock create a durable pair of socks that will last long after the blossoms of the season are gone.

FINISHED SIZE
Adult S (M, L, XL)
Leg/Foot Circumference: 6.75 (8, 9.25, 10.25)” / 17 (20, 23, 25.5) cm; fits leg/foot circumference of 6 (7.25, 8.5, 9.5)” / 15 (18, 21, 23.5) cm
Leg/Foot Length: Adjustable to fit

YARN
Lemonade Shop MIGHTY SOCK (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 459 yards / 100 grams); 300 yds MC and 45 yds EACH of 5 colors (CC1-5)

Sample shown in ‘Sky Blue’ (MC) and ‘Sidewalk Chalk’ (CC1-5)

NEEDLES
US 1 (2.25mm), or as needed to meet gauge; DPNs or needles for small circumference knitting

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle
6 (7, 8, 9) stitch markers
Removable stitch marker

GAUGE
In Stockinette: 32 sts and 48 rounds = 4” (10cm)
In Slip-Stitch Pattern: 35 sts and 70 rounds = 4” (10cm)

Tech editing by Cathy Susko. Photos by Annie Prince Photography.

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