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Smithy

Sure, we all have way too many irons in our personal fires. That’s why we are so lucky it takes a loooong time for iron to burn, huh? Go ahead, channel your inner blacksmith and put another iron in your knitterly fire by casting on these socks. They knit up quickly, with an easy-to-memorize chevron pattern that is elevated by that highly variegated skein of sock yarn that’s been winking at you from your stash.

Materials

  • Finished Measurements: Adult small (medium, large): 7.5 (8, 8.5)” foot circumference. Socks shown with a 7.5″ leg length (measured from top of heel, customizable).
  • Yarn: approximately 300-400 yards fingering-weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Shabby Chic Oasis.
  • Needles: US1/2.25mm needle for small-circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 32 sts & 48 rows = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, measured after blocking.