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October k12tog kal

CAST ON PARTY: Monday, October 1st 5-7pm

KAL KNIT NIGHTS: Every Monday 5-7pm

PROJECT: Hightower Socks - by Sorren Kerr - from Twisted

RECOMMENDED YARN: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock


Hightower Socks & Yarn


It's nearly SOCKtober! We're celebrating with this flexible and accessible sock pattern by beloved Twistedista Emeritus Sorren. If you haven't knit socks before, don't panic! You got this! This pattern is clearly written and easy to follow, and the fabric is very stretchy, which makes it easy to fit to nearly any woman's foot size.

Sorren's inspiration for this pattern is her grandmother. She writes, "My Grandmother was born Donna Frances Hightower in 1918. She was a woman of many talents, much wisdom, and lots of love. These socks are named for her. The pattern reminds me of the many long walks we would take, up and around the small hill by her house, on a quiet country road surrounded by tall pines and farmland."

 

Hightower socks

 

You'll need about 400 yards/365 meters of fingering weight yarn. We recommend Hazel Knits Artisan Sock! Pictured here, socks are in the colorway Lichen; skeins from left to right are Lichen, Bronze Age, Rick's Cognac, Heirloom, and Bronze Age. 

You'll also need a set of US 1 / 2.25 mm, or whatever size gets you gauge, needles for knitting a small item in the round (either two circulars, one long circular for magic loop, or a set of DPNs. And don't forget a darning needle and stitch markers. The pattern is available as a hard copy - or as a Ravelry download with a free printed copy at Twisted - or directly from Ravelry.

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