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Painted Desert Socks

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The Painted Desert is a National Park in Arizona. I enjoy visiting the park and seeing the many shades of pink in the dry earth. These visits and views inspired the design.

These color-work socks are made using two contrasting colors. It features Vayu from Serendipitous Wool Co. but can be made with any fingering weight yarn.

Difficulty Level
Intermediate/Adventurous Beginner: Familiar with knitting in the round, able to work with double pointed needles (or other small circumference knitting methods), familiar with reading color-work charts.

Skills Required
Cast on, working in the round on circular needles, working from charts, stranded color-work, working with double pointed needles (or other small circumference knitting methods).

Size
Youth/Adult Small (Adult Medium) Adult Large,
or S (M) L to fit a 7”, 8”, and 9” foot circumference.
Sample shown in size Medium.
Suggested ease is approximately ½” (1.2 cm) of negative ease around the circumference of the foot.

Finished Measurements
Foot Length: 8½ (9¼) 10 in; 21.5 (23) 25.5 cm
Leg Length: shown as 6 ¼ in; 16 cm (customizable)
Foot Circumference: 6.5 (7.5) 8.5 in; 16.5 (19) 21.5 cm
Leg Circumference: 6.75 (8) 9.25 in; 17 (20.5) 23.5 cm

Gauge
30 sts and 36 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in charted pattern

Materials
US size 2 (2.75 mm) 9” circular needle, or DPNs or long circular for magic loop.
US size 3 (3.25 mm) 9” circular needle, or long circular for magic loop.
US size 3 DPNs, set of 5.
Fingering weight yarn in two contrasting colors.

Approximate Yardage
Main color (MC): approximately 215 (255) 305 yds; 197 (233) 278 m.
Contrasting color (CC): approximately 75 (92) 110 yds; 69 (84) 98 m.

Patten has been tech edited and test knit.
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