Bethel Socks pattern

$5.00

Continuing with an exploration of texture that started with the Bethel Hat and Bethel Mitts, the Bethel Socks use a simple texture for a cozy, squishy fabric perfect for keeping your feet warm on a cold winter night.

The yarn is from Wing & A Prayer Farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont. From raising the fiber animals and working with a local mill, to dyeing each skein with natural plants that she grows in the dye garden, Tammy has created a beautiful and durable local sock yarn.

Tammy is a master craftswoman, especially at the dye pots, where she uses her farm-grown dyestuffs to create beautiful natural colors. This yarn is seasonally available from Wing & a Prayer Farm as it is milled and dyed up in small batches. You may have to be patient at times to snag a skein, but it’s well worth the wait!

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Description

Sizes Available
To fit shoe sizes Women’s US 6 – Men’s US 12

Yarn
Approximately 275 – 420 yards heavy fingering or light sport-weight yarn. Sample shown in Vermont Sock Yarn by Wing & A Prayer Farm, 375 yards per 100 grams, 80% wool; 20% nylon.

Suggested substitutions: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Sock, 400 yards / 113 grams; Ewetopia Fiber Mill Wisco Sock, 420 yards / 115 grams.

Tip: If you are on the edge of needing more yardage for the size you want to make, but don’t want to buy an entire extra skein, use some scrap yarn from your stash in a coordinating color to knit the heels and toes, and stretch the yardage.

Tools required
• US #2 (2.25 mm) needles in your preferred configuration for knitting socks
• Locking stitch marker

Special Techniques
• Twisted German cast-on
• Short-rows with wrap and turn
• Kitchener stitch

Links to videos for each technique are included in the pattern, along with detailed instructions.

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