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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cucumber Falls Sock Pattern

The Cucumber Falls sock pattern is now available! Thanks to my awesome test knitters who will hopefully be sending me more photos soon.

The story of these socks begins with a set of sock batts that I got from a local fiber artist. When I’d spun the yarn, I wanted something special. I started searching through my stitch dictionaries, experimenting, and this was the result. The colors in the yarn reminded me of Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle State Park here in Pennsylvania, so I named them Cucumber Falls Socks!

A note on gauge: Your gauge will depend on what size needle you’re using. My size large on size two needles was about 7-8 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch. A size medium on size one needles will likely end up around 9-10 stitches to the inch in stockinette.

Materials Needed-

100G fingering weight yarn. Solid or semi-solid colorways will work best.
US size 2 needles for large, US size 1 for medium. I used the magic loop method. This is a long pattern repeat, so will work best with Magic Loop or the two circular needles method, though you could use 5 DPNs if you wish.
Stitch Marker if desired for marking beginning of round
Row counter
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends

Pattern costs $5.00 US.

(When you get to the paypal site, make sure you put a note in the box with your correct email address, and I will email you the pattern within 24 hours. If for any reason you don't get the pattern, email me (link in sidebar)with your payment information and I'll resend it.)


I hope you enjoy making them!

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