Uphill Downhill by Lisa K. Ross

Uphill Downhill

Knitting
March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 450 yards (274 - 411 m)
Adult S (M, L, XL)
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Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

Jack and Jill is a childhood classic, and these timeless socks are sure to be a sock drawer staple. Playing with simple knits and purls, the left and right feet are worked with mirrored diagonals that change direction when moving from the leg to the foot. When worn together, they can be ‘uphill’ (creating chevrons that radiate upward) or ‘downhill’ (creating chevrons that radiate downward), simply by reversing which foot wears each sock. A contrast cuff, toe, and heel worked in a variegated mini makes these socks both playful and chic.

FINISHED SIZE
Adult S (M, L, XL)
Leg Circumference: 6.75 (8.25, 9, 9.75)”/ 17 (20.5, 22.5, 24.5) cm
Foot Circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10)”/ 17.5 (20, 22.5, 25) cm
Leg/Foot Length: Adjustable to fit

YARN
Lolodidit LORIGINAL (85% Extra Fine Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon; 440 yards / 100 grams); 350yds/320m MC and 85yds/78m CC

Sample in ‘ShBoom’ (MC) and ‘Scrunchies & Spandex’ (CC)

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

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle
4 stitch markers

GAUGE
In stockinette: 32 sts and 48 rounds = 4” (10cm)
In Pattern: 32 sts and 48 rounds = 4” (10cm)

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

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