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Pattern release - Exchange rate

Perfect for travellers, but also great for accountants and financiers, colourwork currency symbols are worked on the leg and upper foot of these socks. Worked either toe up or top down with a German short row heel, choose the symbols you want to work from the charts provided.

Charts included- Afghani, Baht, Bitcoin, Cedi, Dollar, Dong, Dram, Euro, Franc, Guilder, Kip, Lempira, Lira, Manat, Peso, Pound, Pula, Quetzal, Rand, Rouble, Rupee, Tugrik, Yen/Yuan. Krona (uses different stitch count).

Needles: 2.0 mm, US size 0 either double pointed needles or circular(s). 2.5 mm, US size 1 ½ either double pointed needles or circular(s).

Yarn: MC - 60 (70, 80, 90, 100) g 4 ply / sock / fingering weight yarn, 420 m per 100 g. CC - 40 (50, 60, 70, 70) g 4 ply / sock / fingering weight yarn, 420 m per 100 g.

Sample shown in: MC - A Little Bit Sheepish British Bluefaced Leicester / nylon sock yarn; 75% wool / 25% nylon; 420 m per 100 g; in “Vulcan”. CC - Knitpicks Stroll, 75% fine superwash Merino wool / 25% nylon, 211 m per 50 g in “Pumpkin”.

Notions: Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers.

Skills: Judy’s magic cast on (toe up), longtail cast on (top down), working in the round, knit, purl, colourwork, working flat, short rows (instructions given), decreasing stitches, Kitchener stitch (top down), weaving in ends.

Gauge: 30 stitches and 44 rows over 10 cm / 4” in stockinette colourwork using larger needles, measured after blocking.

Sizing: Pattern gives stitch counts for extra small (small, medium, large, extra large); approximately equivalent to a finished measurement of 16 (18.5, 21, 24, 26.5) cm / 6 ¼ (7 ¼, 8 ½, 9 ½, 10 ½)” circumference at ball of foot. Leg and foot lengths can be altered to suit.

Sample shows size small worked with symbols- dollar, GBP, Euro, Yen, Rupee, Bhat, Rouble and Tugrik.

Find the pattern on Ravelry and Payhip.

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