Third Avenue Socks by Andrea Lai

Third Avenue Socks

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
280 - 400 yards (256 - 366 m)
S (M, L) or 7 (7.75, 8.5)" blocked sock circumference (18 cm (19.5 cm, 21.5 cm))
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Third Avenue Socks are inspired by the textures found in urban cityscapes and feature a weave-like slip stitch pattern and eye of partridge heel. The result is squishy and works equally well with highly variegated, speckled, or solid yarns. Prior experience with sock knitting is recommended but not required for this pattern.

This pattern is written for toe-up socks using magic loop, but it can be readily adapted to your preferred method of knitting in the round or to cuff-down knitting.

Size. S (M, L) or 7 (7.75, 8.5)”/ 18 (19.5, 21.5) cm blocked circumference.

Yarn. 100 grams of fingering weight yarn. Sample knit in Republic of Wool Twist Fingering, 80% Merino, 20% Nylon; 100 g, 440 yds/400 m in Goober Patrol.

Needles. US size 1.5 / 2.5 mm, long circulars for magic loop or preferred method for knitting in the round.

Gauge. 8 sts, 12 rows in stockinette = 1”/2.5cm, unstretched