Black Beauty Rides On
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"Black Beauty Rides On" is part of the Lit Knits collection. To purchase the entire 10 piece collection, see the Lit Knits page.

Black Beauty Rides On

Part of the Lit Knits collection.

Black Beauty was born belonging to a well-to-do family. But after an accident that results in his knees being scarred, Black Beauty is sold, and resold to various masters. Black Beauty experiences a wide range of work conditions. Everything from dragging heavy carts for an ignorant master to pulling a cab for a kind master. Despite some difficult living conditions, Black Beauty keeps a kind temperament and finds a good home in the end.

These socks are inspired by the story Black Beauty, first published in 1877 by Anna Sewell. Horse shoe prints appear between cart wheel tracks.

The socks are knit toe up with a short row heel and toe.

Size

X-Small (Small, Medium, Large)
7½ (8¼, 9, 10)”/ 19 (21, 23, 25.5)cm around calf and ball of foot unstretched
7¼”/ 18.5cm from top of heel to top of cuff

Materials

FrogTree Pediboo; 255 yds/ 233m per 3.5oz/ 100g skein; 80% Merino Wool/ 20% Bamboo; fingering weight: 2 (2, 2, 2) skeins in #1110 Grey
OR
approx 300 (350, 380, 420)yds/ 275 (320, 348, 384)m of a fingering weight yarn

Needles, Hooks & Notions

Size 0/ 2.0mm 12”/ 30mm circular needles
Or preferred small circular method.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Size B/ 2.25mm hood for provisional CO
Cable needle, 2 stitch markers, waste yarn

Gauge

29sts/ 40rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch