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The Joy of Socks Writer’s Socks

£5.00

A fun version of City Socks. These will keep your toes nice and warm whilst your fingers are typing.

YARN

2 balls (approx. 50 grams /175 metres per ball) of Angel Touch Alpaca in White (col.A01), or your chosen colour & approx. 10 grams of red alpaca in similar weight for the heel.
Please note that your yarn requirement will be bigger if you are making a larger size. 2 balls of Angel Touch Alpaca are just about enough to complete a pair of socks in women’s medium size.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS

• 2 sets of DPN’s in size 2mm
• Yarn cutter or scissors
• Tapestry needle
• Measuring tape

GAUGE

• 31 sts and 43 rnds = 10cm/4” over st.st using 2mm DPN’s.
• 44 sts and 25 long sts (50 rnds) over re-inforced section using 2mm DPN’s.

PATTERNS

• Stockinette stitch (st.st) for circular needles:
All rnds: K.
• Rib for circular needles (no. of sts divisible by 4):
All rnds: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.
• Re-inforced stitch for circular needles (no. of sts divisible by 2):
Rnd 1: *Sl1, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: K.
Rep these 2 rnds.
• Moss stitch for circular needles (the moss st section in this pattern is worked on 5 sts);
Rnd 1: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1.
Rnd 2: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Rep these 2 rnds.

SIZE

One. A key is provided to help you make these socks in bespoke size.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Approx. 25cm long measured from the tip of toe to the back of heel along the middle of foot section (the line created by st.st top sole and reinforced under sole).
The overall dimensions match European female shoe size number 38 or a UK size 5.
Unstretched rib measures 2 x 12.5cm around (measured flat).

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