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This free download features a double bed circular sock for standard gauge knitters. This ankle sock consists of a deep ribbed fold over cuff of 2X2 rib, using the 2X1 needle arrangement for a tighter, more elastic rib, seamed at back of leg, knit from cuff to toe. The tension on the cuff is graded so it
folds over nicely if you wish, but also, tighter at ankle to help sock stay on. Then everything is transferred to ribber and two rows are knit on rib bed only. The next step is to take part of each side off on waste yarn and then rehang it on the main bed to form the circle of the stockinette part of the sock. Heel is turned on knit bed with shortrows, using automatic wrap method. At the end of the sock, the toe is shaped with full fashioned decreases and then remaining stitches are grafted. Sock is sized for Ladies 7.5, medium width.
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I love bands, edges, trims, starts and finishes. I feel they give me inspiration to experiment. I hope you feel the same way and that the things I share with you in my books and on these pages will give you the inspiration to experiment a bit on your own and provide you with some options to customize your own knitting. Keep watching this page as I share machine knitting ideas with you. Better yet, if you use my tips or trims, send me a picture. I love to see what people come up with. Your ideas might be the catalyst that inspires someone else to experiment!
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listed items.
Shell Scallop
Chain with
Picot Hem
Single Bed Hem
with Chain Stitch