Sunday, June 24, 2007

Office Socks


These socks, patterned with a diamond texture are perfect for the office scene. You can rock them in more girly colorway tones, or stick to earthy colors for yourself, a lucky friend, boyfriend or hubby.

These socks shine best when worked with a non-variegated yarn and a yarn type that is crisp, to show stitch-definition well. You do not want a yarn that hides this great stitch texture. Solid colors are great, but shop around for a colorway with subtle hand-painted tones within the same color (ei. Greens, or blues, or tans, etc.)  




Construction: Top-Down
Materials:
« Yarn: under 400 yards of a non-variegated fingering weight yarn.
« Needles: set 5 of dpns in size US 2/2.75mm, or 40’’ circular needle for “Magic Loop” method, plus 1 darning needle.
Measurement: leg width= 4’’ while flat. Feel free to go down or even up in needle size to adjust the overall sock fit. This sock pattern stretches with ease.
Gauge:  approx. 8 sts and 12 rows= 1’’ in the “Diamond” stitch pattern.  
Abbreviations:  K=knit     P= purl      Dpns= double pointed needles     St(s)=stitch(es)    K2tog=knit 2 sts together       PSSO=pass second st over       Rd(s)=round(s)        Sl 1= slide 1 st (purl-wise)
WYB=with yarn in back      WYF=with yarn in front        K1 TBL= knit st through the back of loop




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