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Fishbone Gansey Sock

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Pattern Details

This top-down sock in four sizes (S/M/L/XL) features the deep ribbing and horizontal knit/purl motifs of a classic gansey sweater. A simple rib extends down the leg and over the top of the foot to complete the design. Simple-to-work motifs make it a good traveler that is readily converted to toe-up construction. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size. Finished Size: 6(7.5, 8.5, 9) inches in circumference, to fit feet measuring up to 7(8.5, 9.5, 10) inches around Note: sock is slightly wider at the top to provide some calf shaping and narrows to final size once the gusset shaping for foot is complete. Gauge: 36 sts and 50 rows = 4” in stockinette

Recommended with this pattern

  • Suggested Yarns: Dye Dreams Classy Sox or Dream Sox, Woolen Rabbir Kashmir, Knitting Notions Supersock, Fearless Fibers Tight Twist Merino Sock, Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Sock, Mackintosh Skye, or any springy sock yarn which has approximately 425 yards to 4 ounces.
  • Yarn requirements: 325(375, 425, 475) yards
  • Needles: DPNs size 1US (2.25 mm), or size to obtain correct gauge

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