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For Sugar Free Feet

 

 

Sweet Socks
For Sugar Free Feet
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Size
Women’s Small (Medium, Large)

Based on cuff widths
7 inches (18cm), [7 ½ inches (19cm), 8 inches (20cm)]
And foot lengths of
Small: 8 ½ inches (22cm) Medium: 9 ½ inches (24cm) Large:11 ½ inches (29cm)

Gauge
34 sts x 42 rows over 10cm (4 inches)

Materials
Yarns

SWTC TOFUtsie 50% Super wash Wool/25% SOYSILK brand fiber/22.5% Cotton/
2.5% Chitin (made from shrimp and crab shells!)
1 x 100g skein of TOFUtsie yarn
Needles: 1 set of 5 dpns in size US1 (2.5mm) or size needed to achieve gauge
 I set of 5 dpns or straight needles in size US 2 (3mm) for casting on
Notions: 1 wool/darning needles for closing toe and weaving in ends, 1 stitch marker if desired

Skills Used
Knitting in the round, knit and purl stitches, rib, short row heel, wedge toe and Kitchener Stitch.

 

These sweet coloured socks are designed as candy for diabetics that won’t send the sugar levels rising. Made from an SWTC soysilk yarn that contains cotton and chitin as well as super wash wool they are soft and lightweight but still able to wick away any moisture. The chitin is made from crab shells and has antibacterial properties. If you know any diabetes sufferers, you will probably have heard how important it is for them to take care of their feet and that they experience swelling, numbness and pain (neuropathy) as well as thin skin or infections in wounds with poor healing. Of course socks are an important element in their foot care. Socks should be tubular without any seams and knitted in the round in the right stitch for softness with minimal ribbing.

These socks have a small ribbed panel along the gusset to provide some extra room
The wider than normal toe is closed using Kitchener stitch and is completely seamless and the heel is a short row heel with no seams or ribbing. This is an ideal sock for beginners to try and an easy but satisfying quick sock for the experienced to knit in an interesting variegated yarn whilst watching TV or chatting. Diabetics can never have too many socks, so the more you knit the better. See end of pattern for more tips.