Caretaker Socks - Knitting Pattern PDF

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While none of the stitches or techniques used in this knit sock pattern are overly difficult to understand, they can require a little patience and care. However, the attention to detail is well worth the effort.

These socks are worked from the toe up with an ornamental daisy stitch across the top of the foot and around the leg. Four point shaping is used at the toe. The heel is created with Japanese, or pinned, short rows. The socks are finished with a decorative picot hem.

This pattern is written in needle neutral terms and can be worked on dpns or with the magic loop method on long circular needles.

A series of free companion videos will be available on YouTube beginning October 18, 2018. Topics include:

  • Emily Ocker's Circular Cast On
  • Double Lifted Increases
  • Daisy Stitch
  • Japanese Short Row Heels
  • Stitch by Stitch Hem

    Required Skills: basic knit and purl stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, knitting in the round, short rows
    Skill Level: 3 - Intermediate
    Yarn Weight: 1 - Super Fine
    Recommended Yarn: Oink Pigments Disco(shown in 4 Play)
    Recommended Needle Size: US size 1.5 (2.5 mm) dpns or long circular needles
    Finished Measurements: Women's S (M, L)

    foot circumference: 7 (8, 9) inches
    foot length: 8 1/2 (9 1/2, 10 1/2) inches

    Pattern Length: 6 pages

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