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Diagonal Rib Socks

May 16, 2007
Views: 52,071
Downloads: 9,408
Comments: 2
File Size: 225kB

Designer: Ann Budd
Published: May 17, 2007
Technique: Decreasing, Increasing, Grafts and Joins, Kitchener Stitch, Short Rows
Skill Level: Intermediate

There’s no end to the types of decorative ribbings that are appropriate for socks. The one here alternates stripes of k1, p1 rib and diagonal stitches. It’s one of many rib patterns in Nicky Epstein’s Knitted Embellishments (Interweave Press, 1999).

Finished Size: About 8" (20.5 cm) foot circumference and 9½" (24 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit women’s U.S. shoe sizes 8–9.

Yarn: Gems Opal (100% merino; 225 yd [205 m]/100 g): tobacco, 2 skeins. Yarn distributed by Louet Sales.

Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NotionsMarker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge: 14 sts and 19 rnds = 2" (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

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regina@2 wrote
on Feb 16, 2009 11:19 AM
This has been a very easy pattern for me, only 4 rows to repeat. I have made it in fingering wt and worsted wt yarns. Everyone loves it. Appeals to the men in my family that they are requesting more than one pair of socks. Great pattern and I would recommend it to those experienced and new to knitting socks.
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on Jun 25, 2008 9:03 PM

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