Primrose by Sarah V Miller


May 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
410 - 450 yards (375 - 411 m)
M, L
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This pattern is available for free.

Note: This pattern was originally designed for a gauge of 9spi for 1” of negative ease unstretched. However, Knitty wanted me to reknit the pattern in a different yarn, changing the gauge to 8spi. If you want 9spi, the original yarn used was Knit Picks Stroll.

Corrections (in bold)
On the Leg Set-up:

Size M: K1tbl, P2, K1tbl, [Kfb, P1, K1tbl] 7 times, K1tbl, P2, K2tbl, P1. 38 sts on needle 2.

Size L: K1tbl, P2, K1tbl, [Kfb, P1, K1tbl] 10 times, Kfb. 46 sts on needle 2.

On Knitty as of 2/10/11

From Knitty:
“There was once a time when I decided to knit a scarf. Not just any scarf – a cabled scarf of many colors, where every cable was a color of its own. I loved the cable pattern of this scarf. I loved it so much that, even after six feet of it plus massive intarsia, I wanted to put it on socks. Well, not the exact cable -- I changed it up a little bit. I changed where some of the cables went, micro-sized the motif, made the cables one twisted stitch instead of two, and adapted it to working in the round. Then I put it on a sock, and Primrose was born.

Primrose is a toe-up sock with a gusset and a slip-stitch heel. I highly recommended you work the cables without a cable needle – it will make these socks much less fiddly and much more fun! Instructions are provided for working the cables both with and without a cable needle.

The bind-off is something like a tubular-cast off, except without the set-up rows and the additional circular needle, and is one of my favorites.“