Tom and Ethel by Nigel Pottle

Tom and Ethel

November 2012
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 2 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
Unisex, but the smaller size will fit a small woman's or a child's foot and the larger size will fit a medium sized man's foot or large woman's foot.
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Errata available:

A toe-up sock in two sizes. The 6 row slip-stitch pattern in two colours resembles a row of saw teeth. Four skeins of this yarn will make two pairs of socks, one in each size. If you plan to make only one pair, you may made need more than two skeins for the larger size. The socks are knit toe-up using a Turkish cast-on, or Judy Becker’s Magic Cast-on and is knit with a circular needle although practiced knitters can adapt the pattern to two circulars or four needles.

The pattern was named after my parents - Tom and Ethel Pottle, because the saw-tooth patten and the yarn colour I used reminded me of the buck-saw they used to saw wood for the winter firewood supply in my home town of Buchans, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Errata is for patterns dated before 1/22/2014

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