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Taing Fair Isle Socks by Janette Budge

Taing Fair Isle Socks by Janette Budge

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These socks are worked cuff down. The cuff is knit in a k1, p1 rib, followed by a Fair Isle colourwork stranded leg section, with 2 colours in each round. The heel flap is worked in stockinette, reinforced by using 2 strands of the main colour alternately, similar to knitting stranded colourwork.

This method of knitting is continued over the rest of the foot to give strength and wear to the sock. Gusset stitches are picked up along the heel flap.

Using 2 strands alternating gives a stronger, denser knitted fabric: this should be taken into account when choosing your size, as these socks have less stretch than standard.

SIZE:
Small (Medium); approx UK women’s 5 (7)
To fit ankle: 21-23 (24-26) cm / 8.25-9 (9.5-10.25) inches
To fit foot circumference at widest: 20-22 (23-25) cm / 8-8.75 (9-9.75) inches
To fit foot length: 21.5-23.5 (23-25) cm / 8.5-9.25 (9-9.75) inches
Actual ankle circumference (unstretched): 20 (22.5) cm / 8 (9) inches
Actual foot circumference (unstretched): 19 (21.25) cm / 7.5 (8.25) inches
Actual leg length to top of heel: 12 cm / 4.75 inches Actual foot length (adjustable): 21 (24) cm / 8.25
(9.5) inches

MATERIALS:
Aister ‘oo’ (2ply equivalent to a 4ply / fingering weight; 100% Shetland wool; approx 100m / 109 yds per 25g ball)
3 (3) x 25g balls in Yarn A: Bessaquoy
1 x 25g ball each in
Yarn B: Nort Blue Geo
Yarn C: Sooth Blue Geo
Yarn D: Nortower
Yarn E: Catpund

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