Step It Up Socks by Kathryn Doubrley-The Answer Lady

Step It Up Socks

Loom Knitting
November 2016
Holiday Yarns Super Sheep DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
340 - 450 yards (311 - 411 m)
ladies 5 through men's 14
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD
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In making these socks, you will step up your sock knitting skills to include fairisle and intarsia. Neither is difficult and they add so much to the project! This pattern is designed for use on the Kiss fg2 loom, though other looms that can match gauge and stitch count may be used. Top includes ribbing and fairisle. Foot includes intarsia and a small amount of ribbing to perfect fit. Detailed technique instructions are included. 4 possible fairisle designs are included.German short rows are recommended and fully described. Stitch count for small(medium, large, X-large) circumference is 48(52, 56, 60). DK or sport weight yarn may be used. Fabric will be denser and thicker in sport weight yarn. Wool or wool blend yarn is preferred.

The yarn used was custom dyed by Serenity Yarns. Be certain your choices are colorfast. The main color for the sock top and foot top will be about two thirds of the yarn used, the heel and foot color about one third. Only a small amount of the color used for the fairisle in the sock top is needed.

Pattern is 8 pages long, not because the socks are difficult but in order to include very detailed instructions.