OK, so you've done cuff down socks and you've done toe-up socks, so what's next ? Why sideways socks knitted on straight needles of course! The yarn used is here is my basic Merino 4 ply Yarn dyed in my ever popular colourway Hippy Chick.
This is a great project for those of you looking for something different to do, a challenge !
You can make these socks using one skein (100 grams) of handpainted Woolhunter Superwash Merino 4ply. This will make one pair of women's medium sized socks for shoe size 4-7 (US 6-9). Finished foot length is approx 9½ inches but this can be adjusted by knitting extra/less rows to suit your feet. Similarly the finished foot circumference is 8 inches.
Tension/Gauge is 30 rows and 40 rows = 4 inches.
You will need 1 pair of straight 2.75 mm (US 2) needles, 1 spare circular 2.75 mm needle and 1 set (5 pins) of double pointed 2.75 mm (US 2) needles. You will also need 1 Large "eyed" darning needle and 4 stitch markers.
Please note, however, that if you knit the socks to a longer length you may need more than the stated 100 grams skein of yarn.
This pattern is for sale from the Woolhunter shop. I can either send it through the post or electronically in pdf format.
Note - pdf files require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is available as a free download from the Adobe website by clicking here. Note that this file is about 20Mb !
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