Zwickel Sock by General Hogbuffer

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Zwickel Sock by General Hogbuffer
One of the traditional forms of Alpine knitted stockings involves the use of a “Zwickel” with a “Zwickelkeil”, i.e. a clock motif with a gusset. These tend to be highly decorative, and the purpose of the gusset is to move the banded
designs diagonally towards the centre front. Rather than using this concept for purely aesthetical reasons, I decided to give it a function within the heel construction. So while traditionally these clock motifs would be
placed somewhere around the mid-calf region, I have moved the Zwickel onto the ankle, where the resulting gusset forms the base for a Strong Heel set up.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.

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Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Ghillie Sock or Better Breakfast Fingering

Finished Size: 7(8) inches in foot circumference (unstretched); leg and foot length as desired
Yarn Requirements: 450(600) yards
Note: precise yardage will always depend on the length of the leg and the size of the foot
Gauge: 34 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (unstretched; unblocked)
Needles: size 1.5US (2.5 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge

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