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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Little Shell Rib Socks Finished

This was an easy, quick, fun stitch pattern with lovely results. I'll definitely use it again for myself and for gift socks.

A close up of the Lilac Swirl colorway.

And, a close up of the Little Shell Rib stitch pattern.

The original pattern is written for 56 stitches with a multiple of seven stitches. I knit on 64 stitches with a multiple of eight stitches by introducing a purl column between the two knit columns. This modification turns it into a ribbing pattern for snugger, better fit.

Pattern: Little Shell Socks modified and renamed Little Shell Rib Socks.

Stitch Pattern from Pattern
Multiple of 7 stitches, 4 rows
  • Row 1: k7
  • Row 2: k7
  • Row 3: k1, YO, p1, p3tog, p1, YO, k1
  • Row 4: k7

Stitch Pattern for Little Shell Rib Socks
Multiple of 8 stitches, 4 rows
  • Row 1: k7, p1
  • Row 2: k7, p1
  • Row 3: k1, YO, p1, p3tog, p1, YO, k1, p1
  • Row 4: k7, p1

Yarn: Stalwart Sock from Slackford Studio. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon 4 Ply Fingering Weight Sock Yarn.

Color: Lilac Swirl.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch in stockinette.

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