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.
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Approximately 400 yards/365 meters fingering-weight yarn. Shown in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, colorways Frost (light blue) and Lichen (yellow).
US #1/1.25 mm (or size to get gauge) for working a small item in the round (either two circulars, or one long circular for magic loop, or double points)
Stitch markers, tapestry needle
32 sts = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch after blocking
SIZE / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
One size fits most women’s feet - this sock is nice and stretchy. Length is easily customizable. Approximate circumference after blocking:
at cuff, unstretched: 6.5”/16.5 cm
at mid-foot, unstretched: 7.5”/19 cm
Intermediate (grafting, knitting in the round, lace)
This cuff-down sock should stretch to comfortably fit the circumference of most women’s feet. Lengthen or shorten the foot for a perfect fit. Yardage is based on roughly a 9" total foot length - significantly adapting cuff or foot length will use more or less yarn.