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Rib and Cable Socks

Sep 6, 2011
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Rib and Cable Socks - Nancy Bush

Nancy Bush derived this pair of vintage-inspired stockings from a pattern called Gentleman’s Bicycle Stockings in Volume 2 of Weldon’s Practical Needlework. Worked in a modern hand-painted yarn, the socks look good while you’re pedaling or simply lying about.

Finished Size 71⁄2" (19 cm) foot circumference, 8" (20.5 cm) long from cast-on edge to top of heel flap, and 91⁄2" (24 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit women’s U.S. shoe sizes 8 to 9.
Yarn Mountain Colors Bearfoot (60% superwash wool, 25% mohair, 15% nylon; 350 yd [320 m]/100 g): wilderness, 1 skein.
Needles Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Gauge 14 sts and 20 rnds = 2" (5 cm) in St st worked in the rnd, before blocking.

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