toe-up cover

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old-school knee-highs

Fitting the upper leg portion of knee-highs can be tricky, but knitting from the toe-up allows you to try on and fit as you go. This fun pattern knits up quickly in dk-weight yarn and sports retro-style striping on the cuff and toes. Make yourself a pair and I guarantee you'll feel the urge to dust off your roller skates!


Approximately 200 (250, 350, 400, 450, 500) yards dk-weight yarn in MC and 50 (75, 100, 150, 175, 200) yards in CC

Samples use Lorna's Laces Green Line DK (100% organic merino wool) in Mirth (MC on child's socks, CC on women's socks) and Echo (MC on women's socks, CC on child's socks).

US2 (2.75mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge


6.5 stitches/9 rounds per inch in stockinette stitch
12 stitches/9 rounds per inch in unstretched k2, p2 rib


Foot circumference = approximately 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)"

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