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  • Guan-Xi - Socks

    The Inspiration for Guan-Xi (关系 , Chinese for “relationships”) comes from the joy of the connections and relationships we create in this community. The knotted cabled lattice stitch used on the leg of the sock mimics the connections and relationship that bring joy to our lives. The contrast color pops mimic random events in our lives that bring happiness. This heavy fingering weight sock is worked top-down in the round with a ribbed cuff, knotted cable lattice stitch on the top of the leg, contrast color textured heel flap, and a band of contrast colour before a rounded toe.

    Designer

    Tiffany Chen

    Format

    Right now, Guan-Xi is only available as part of our Issue 7! You can get Issue 7 here.

    Errata

    Errata for Guan-Xi are available here.

     

    • Sizes

      1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

      Finished foot circumference: 16.5 (17.5, 19.5, 20.25, 20.75) cm / 6.5 (7, 7.75, 8, 8.25)” – recommended to be worn with 2.5-3.5 cm / 1-1.5” of negative ease.

      Yarn

      Ewethful Fiber Farm & Mill Prineville (80% Border Leicester wool, 20% mohair; 206 metres / 225 yards per 50 g)

      MC: 390 (415, 435, 460, 480) metres / 425 (450, 475, 500, 525) yards 

      CC: 65 (75, 85, 95, 100) metres / 70 (80, 90, 100, 110) yards

      Sample shown is knit in colourways Just a Touch (MC) and Spruce (CC). Davina wears a size 3 with 2.5 cm / 1" of negative ease.

      Needles

      2.5 mm / US 1.5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

      This pattern uses the magic loop technique.

      Gauge

      32 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette, after blocking)

      32 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in reverse stockinette, after blocking)

      32 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in cable pattern, after blocking)

      Notions

      • Blocking tools 
      • Cable needle
      • Darning needle
      • Locking stitch marker
      • Tape measure

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