Abscission Sock

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The Abscission sock is an ankle-length sock with a lacy leaf pattern beginning at the cuff, travelling down over the heel, and ending in a leaf motif on the instep.
It is worked top down in standard 4ply fingering weight yarn, with options for a star or the more usual wedge toe. The heel is a flap and gusset construction.
The Abscission sock has three sizes for cuff/foot circumference, the length of the foot is adjustable.

The inspiration for these socks is my enduring love affair with nature and Autumn in particular; there is something so evocative about the abundance of leaves and vegetation just past its prime in a final flourish of glory before the desolation of winter. These socks are my attempt at carrying some of that loveliness forward into the cold days of winter

Yarn weight
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 1 – 2.25 mm
273 – 328 yards (250 – 300 m)
S (M, L) to fit foot circumference 18.5 (21, 24)cm [7 ¼ (8 ¼, 9 ½)in] – designed to fit with approximately 10% negative ease around foot.

The instructions for this pattern are written and charted and run to 20 pages in length. For that reason I would recommend that if you wish to print this pattern for use that you read through it and only print off those pages required for your size/ preferences.

While this is a relatively straight forward pattern it is not a beginners pattern. The following abbreviations/stitches are used in the design and are included in the pattern.
Ssk: Slip two stitches knitwise, knit two slipped stitches together through back of loop
Sssk: Slip three stitches knitwise, knit three slipped stitches together through back of loop.
Kfb: Knit into the front and back of the same stitch
Pfb: Purl into the front and back of the same stitch.
K2tog: Knit 2 together
K3tog: Knit 3 together
C4F: Sl 2 sts onto CN, hold in front, k2 from LH needle, k2 sts from CN
C4B: Sl 2 sts onto CN, hold in back, k2 from LH needle, k2 sts from CN
T2tbl: Knit second stitch on LH needle through back of loop, keep on needle, knit first stitch on LH needle through back of loop, slip them both off onto RH needle
YO: Yarn Over
M1r: Make 1 right. Insert left needle under bar before next st from back to front, knit into front of loop.
M1l: Make 1 left. Insert left needle under bar before next st front front to back, knit into back of loop.
Ktbl: Knit through back of loop
Sl: Slip stitch knitwise with yarn at back of work.
Kfbf: Knit into the front, back and front of the same stitch.
P2tog: Purl 2 together
P2togtbl: Purl 2 together through the back loops

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