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Irish Girlie Knits

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Short Description: I've been hooked on making wee baby socks inspired by their matching adult socks for quite some time. Here the cable pattern from the Uncle Frank socks makes for a perfect unisex baby gift! This set includes a baby hat and socks. The socks are a perfect way to use up leftover sock yarns. Adding a trim of contrasting color gives this set that something extra!

Gauge: For socks, 28 sts and 44 rows = 4" over st st. For hat, 22-24 sts and 36 rows = 4" over st st for fingering weight yarn; 21-22 sts and 32 rows = 4" over st st for sport weight yarn. Finished Measurements For socks, 2 1/4" foot circumference, 1 1/2" approximate leg length; For hat, 5" unstretched (6 1/2" streteched) width, 6 1/4" length for fingering weight yarn; 5 1/4" unstretched (7" stretched) width, 7" length for sport weight yarn.

Materials Used: For socks: ~ 80 yards of fingering weight yarn such as The Plucky Knitter Merino Cashmere Nylon fingering, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight, Kolláge Yarns Sock-a-licious, Knitted Wit Superwash Merino Fingering.

Needle Size: For socks, Size US 2 (2.75mm) or size to obtain gauge either DPNs or circular needles; For hat, Size US 6 (4.00 mm) either DPNs or Circular 16" with DPNs needed for decreases or size to obtain gauge.

Pattern / Kit Includes: Instructions are written for a hat and cuff-down socks. Charts are provided on the last page. Size can be modified by using lighter fingering weight yarns and smaller needles, or sport weight yarn and larger needles.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner to Intermediate

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