Rushing Home by Kino Knits

Rushing Home

October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in 32 sts and 44 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st; 32 sts and 52 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in slipped st pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
320 - 420 yards (293 - 384 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) to fit 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5”) / [18 (19, 20, 22, 23, 24) cm] foot circumference
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My husband and I spent our 10th anniversary on different continents. I was in Kenya for work and we agreed that for our anniversary I would acquire a piece of art. An art gallery in Banana Hill outside Nairobi was featuring paintings by a Ugandan artist. I settled on one titled, “Rushing Home.” The name seemed appropriate, given our separation, and it featured children dashing through the rain, sheltered under large green banana leaves, a nice tie to the name of the town I was standing in. The picture is alive – it’s all too easy to imagine the children darting back and forth, dodging traffic and rain. The slipped stitches on these toe-up socks dart and dodge in the same way. When you’re away from home, wear them and imagine rushing back.

Judy’s Magic Cast-on, knitting in the round, very simple chart (written instructions also provided)


  • XS: to fit 7”/18 cm foot circumference
  • S: to fit 7.5”/19 cm foot circumference
  • M: to fit 8”/20 cm foot circumference
  • L: to fit 8.5”/22 cm foot circumference
  • XL: to fit 9”/23 cm foot circumference
  • XXL: to fit 9.5”/24 cm foot circumference

Sample shown in Size M.


  • XS: 320 yards/293 m
  • S: 340 yards/311 m
  • M: 360 yards/330 m
  • L: 380 yards/348 m
  • XL: 400 yards/365 m
  • XXL: 420 yards/385 m

Sample shown in Yarn Indulgences Zed Soft Sock, 420yds/115 g (385m/4.05 oz) fingering weight, 80% superwash merino wool, 20% soft touch nylon, colorway Green Envy.

Blocked Gauge:
32 sts and 44 rounds per 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round; 32 sts and 52 rounds per 4”/10 c) in slipped stitch pattern in the round


  • 1 stitch marker
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • scissors for trimming ends

US 1 (2.25-mm) needles for knitting socks, or size needed to obtain gauge

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