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great plains

This pattern was inspired by Buffalo Gold's incredible buffalo-down sock yarn, which knit into a sock that I find extremely hard to take off - it is incredibly soft and decadent. Due to its fuzziness and natural dark brown color, this yarn can be a bit challenging to design with. I chose a stitch pattern utilizing twisted stitches, smocking and eyelets that interplays nicely with the rustic character of the yarn. Choose a lighter-colored sport-weight yarn to make the textures really pop.


Approximately 300 yards sport-weight yarn

Sample uses Buffalo Gold #3 Sportweight Yarn (90% bison down, 10% nylon), undyed.

US2 (2.75mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
cable needle or locking stitch marker


7.5 stitches/10 rounds per inch in stockinette stitch


Foot circumference = approximately 8"

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