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Mercury Stirrup Socks
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: 90639AD This fair isle stirrup socks are perfect for yoga, pedicures, and everyday wear.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Woman's Medium Finished Circumference 8 in. (20.5 cm) Finished Length 11 1/2 in. (29 cm) Socks are meant to fit with negative ease (Sock circumference should be less than body measurement) for a snug fit.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal

Light taupe (darker than the Natural color)


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Note: (A)

150-126 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Nature's Brown

Dark chocolate brown


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Note: (B)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 8
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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(for heel slit trim only)

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
20 sts + 21 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
PATTERN STITCH
K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd (multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2, rep from * around.


Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.

NOTES:
1.

Socks are worked in the round; read every rnd of Chart from right to left.


2.

When following Chart, carry color not in use across wrong side of work.


3.

Crochet hook is used for single crochet trim around heel slit.

If desired, you may embroider blanket st around elbow slit instead of working crochet trim.


INSTRUCTIONS



SOCK (make 2)
Beg at upper edge of Sock, with A, cast on 40 sts.

Divide sts onto 3 needles.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd until piece measures 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from beg.

Change to St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd).


Next Rnd: Beg with Rnd 1 of Chart, work 8-st rep of Chart around.

Continue in St st and Chart as established, until Chart Rnds 1-12 have been worked a total of 3 times.


Shape Heel Slit
Next Rnd: With B, k11, bind off next 18 sts, k to end.


Next Rnd: With B, k11, cast on 18 sts over bound-off sts of previous rnd, k11.


Next Rnd: Work Chart Rnd 1 around.

Continue in St st and Chart as established, until Chart Rnds 1-12 have been worked once.


With A, work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd for 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Bind off.



FINISHING
From right side, with crochet hook, join B with a slip stitch anywhere along edge of heel slit.

Work single crochet evenly spaced around edge of slit.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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