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Forester Socks

Apr 28, 2014
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Designer Betty Salpekar

Finished Size 7 1/2 (8 1/4, 9)" foot circumference and 9 1/4 (10, 10 3/4)" long from back of heel to tip of toe. Socks shown measure 9".

Yarn SweetGeorgia Yarns BFL Sock (80% superwash bluefaced leicester wool, 20% nylon; 400 yd [366 m]/4 oz [115 g]): sitka (MC), 1 skein. SweetGeorgia Yarns Silk Mist (60% fine kid mohair, 40% cultivated silk; 325 yd [297 m]/0.88 oz [25 g]): bison (CC), 1 skein.

Needles Size 1 1/2 (2.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable m; spare double-pointed needle (dpn) in same size as main needles or smaller; tapestry needle.

Gauge 32 sts and 44 rnds = 4" in St st with MC; 31 sts and 43 rnds = 4" in St st with 1 strand each MC and CC held tog.

Try the basic Solefull construction method with these unisex Forester Socks. A strand of mohair is carried along for the soles, creating a cushy and warm pair that makes the most of handpainted yarns.

 


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