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Pattern: Wanderoo Socks

This sibling sock to Wanderly follows a similar route but sometimes breaks its own trail, with a new cable
pattern, differing heel construction, and a longer color block on the cuff. Like its sibling, Wanderoo takes us on a little adventure. This time our cables meander back and forth as though they can’t quite make up their mind where they want to be: a little to the left, back to the right, sometimes a little longer, sometimes a little less. And I think that’s just fine. Sometimes I don’t really know where I want to go either, and I reserve the right to change my mind along the way.
Wanderoo is worked toe-up, with contrast color toes, heels, and cuff. The heel construction uses short rows this time, because we can all use a little variety, even when we’re walking a familiar path. I’ve also included instructions for a clever little mini gusset that delivers the perfect amount of extra room across the ankle for those who need it. The socks are worked in the same yarn and gauge as Wanderly – Morehouse Farm’s 100% merino Gator yarn ­– which means that more experienced sock knitters will see that the design and construction elements of each of these two patterns can be swapped out, to customize something that really moves you.

Difficulty Level: Adv Beginner/ Early Intermediate
Skills/Techniques: Judy’s magic cast-on, knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, cabling, short row heel, shadow wrap short rows, sewn bind-off
Construction: These socks are knit from the toe up with a short-row heel on two short circular needles. The pattern includes guidance for adapting to use magic loop or dpns.
Yarn: Morehouse Farm Gator sport weight 100% merino yarn (220 yards per skein), or another tightly-spun sport weight yarn in 100% wool or a wool-nylon blend. 1 (2, 2, 2) skeins MC, 1 skein CC or approximately 220 (250, 330, 410) yards MC and 30 (40, 50, 60) yards CC.
Needles: US #3 US (3.25 mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge; either two circular needles 16” to 24” in length, a set of double-pointed needles, or one long circular needle.
Notions: Stitch markers, cable needle, scissors, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 22 stitches and 32 rows to 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch. 24 stitches and 32 rows to 4”/10 cm in cable stitch.
Sizes/Finished Measurements: Adult S, M, L, XL
Choose your size based on the suggested foot circumference rather than the sock circumference. Measurements should be taken around the widest part of your foot, typically the ball of the foot.
S: 6” finished sock circumference to fit 7-7 ¾” foot circumference; 8 ¾” length; 9” height
M: 7” finished sock circumference to fit 8-8¾” foot circumference; 9 ½” length; 10” height
L: 8” finished sock circumference to fit 9-9 ¾” foot circumference; 10 ¾” length; 11” height
XL: 9” finished sock circumference to fit 10-11” foot circumference; 11 ½” length; 12” height

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