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McKeene Socks

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Jane McKeene is the heroine of Justina Ireland's post apocalyptic zombie series Dread Nation. The story is set in an alternate history of Post-Confederate America in which there occurs a zombie uprising, and while Black people are technically no longer enslaved, young Black women and girls are trained to fight zombies in order to protect the wealthy, white, elite.
The McKeene Socks are inspired by the fashion of the era. Sturdy enough for fighting zombies by night, pretty enough to attend a picnic luncheon by day. 

A Note About Pay What You Can Pricing: If you are unable to purchase the pattern due to your financial situation, please contact me and I will send you a copy of the pattern. No questions asked, no explanation neccessary.
If you are a non-status quo person, please feel comfortable paying the minimum price, regardles of your financial status. If you are a status quo person without financial difficulties, I would expect you to pay more. I don't police this, double check, or judge what people or whether they are non-status quo. It is entirely self determined and up to the conscience of the purchaser.

Materials
Yarn: Shaft: Birch Hollow Fiber, Rosetti 50. “Grey Matter” 100% Superwash Merino. 199m/218y per 50g/1.76oz. 1 Skein.
Foot: Serendipitous Wool Company, Vayu (Fingering). “Revelation” 75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon. 211m/231yd per 50g/1.76oz. 1 Skein.

Sizes
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4) 5
Finished foot circumference: 6”/15cm (7”/18cm, 8”/20cm, 9”/23cm) 10”/25.5cm unstretched, and 9”/23cm (10.5”/27cm, 12”/30.5cm, 13.5”/34cm) 15”/38cm stretched.
Equipment
One set size US2/2.5mm DPNs, or size to achieve gauge.

Notions
Spare small gauge circular needle or flexible stitch holder,
3 stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Small buttons (optional).

Gauge
Knit flat in Stocking Stitch 28 sts x 44 rows = 10cm x 10cm / 4in. x 4in.
Knit in the round in Stocking Stitch 36 sts x 44 rows = 10cm x 10cm / 4in. x 4in.
NOTE: Row gauge is important for the shaft of the sock. Make sure to check gauge to ensure you have enough yarn to complete the project.

Pattern Notes
Instructions for Judy's Magic Cast on can be found here https://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html
The shaft (lower calf) of the sock is provisionally cast on, knit side to side, then made into a tube by knitting the provisionally cast on stitches on the cast on edge with the live stitches on the working edge. A lace edging is added. The sStitches are then picked up from around the bottom of the shaft of the sock, and a unique gusset is knit at the top of the foot rather than the sides of the heel.
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