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"Stripe Tease" #knit sock pattern that uses self-striping/gradiation dyed yarns to dramatic effect. Free pattern written by Ravelry user 'braindead' (this design is certainly proof of that being one of those ironic monikers...).

This is a deceptively simple way of constructing a sock by reducing the flap to a very small strip and working an extended gusset in its place. The rounds form a right angle around the ankle and instep, which gradually softens into a continuous round; hence the reference to the mathematical problem of ‘squaring the circle’.

This crazy cozy crochet cable sock pattern makes 11 different sizes ranging from baby all the way through to Men’s/Women’s adult sizes. They are thick, stylish, and sure to keep everyone’s feet feeling warm this Winter! The socks are worked from the toe up and the heel is even worked up as you go!

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