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Words that describe these socks are ~ darling, dainty, delightful, durable. More words are practical, comfortable & completely reminiscent of the bygone era of bobby socks. (I still have yet to make a fresh white pair, with powder blue or blush tones for contrast trim). They’re smart and tough too, evoking to me the essence of a very pretty tomboy girl of sixteen. Yes, definitely and understatedly pretty, from the frilly top down to the toe.
Pattern description: Socks that hug your ankles gently, keeping them toasty warm from two finely knit stockinette layers. “Pretty Little Things” have a knitted-in cuff extending directly from the heel gracefully into a wide folded hem. A picot edge trim & simplest of color stranded motifs adorn, yet the back of the stranding work stays forever hidden inside the layers. Old-fashioned & modestly pretty, with timeless feminine charm. Classic construction, knit on two circular needles, top-down, using provisional cast-on, and worked entirely in stockinette stitch. Two colors & five sizes.
Gauge: 8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch.
Sizes: Small child to adult.
Yarn: You’ll need approximately 126 (184, 245, 330, 400) yards of fingering weight sock yarn in Main Color, and approximately 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) yards of Contrast Color.
Needles: 2 circular needles in size US 2 – 2.75 mm or size to obtain gauge.
Other Materials: Decorative marker to distinguish beginning of new round and end of previous. (Optional: Crochet needle for provisional cast-on, set of needles in size smaller for lining of leg cuff). A tapestry or darning needle to weave in ends.
Skills: Provisional cast-on, knitting in-the-round, 2-needle sock knitting, knitted-in folded hem, decreasing, 2-color stranding. Specific skills are explained in key at the end of instruction.
Footnotes: I have included a sort of addendum of in-depth musings about this pattern, as if you wish to customize gauge or make substitutions.
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by Jennifer Jekel, Napa, California, USA