Free Sock Pattern

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I am a spinner, weaver and knitter, not a pattern designer but I wrote down the directions for the children’s boot socks I am currently working on. I was amazed how difficult it was to put on paper what is in my head! I use wool yarns for socks, mainly my handspun, sometimes, commercial yarns. I also like to use a strand of fine weight mohair to make some, this added mohair makes the socks extra warm, attractive and the wool yarn wears better with the mohair added. This pattern is for boot socks, if I want a pair that is more comfortable in shoes, I will use a little lighter weight yarn and will make a cuff of 6” of ribbing Gauge: 16 st and 24 rows = 4 inches with size 6 needles in stocking stitch. Needles: I use casein needles, love the feel and the needles don't fall out of your knitting so you can take your sock knitting along with you and can stand and knit without losing needles! I use mainly size 6, the needles come in a set of 5 but I only use 4 needles. Sock sizes, these measurements are only averages, it works best to measure a person’s foot, then add a ˝” for comfort. In the case of children I will add an inch for growth. Child’s sizes: finished foot length 7”


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