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Bartlett - 2 Ply Maine Wool

Fiber Content Skein Size Yards/Meters per Skein
100% Wool 4 ounces 210 yards
Yarn Weight Mfg Needle Size Mfg Stitch Gauge Mfg Row Gauge
Worsted US size 7 4 - 4.5 sts = 1 inch none given

Elizabeth Durand US size 4 - 5 5 - 6 sts =1 inch none given
Re needle size: I knit loosely; most people will get the same results I do with a US 7 or 8. I cast on 40 stitches; do the heel on 20 stitches and reserve the other 20 for the instep. I have knit literally hundreds of socks from this yarn, starting when I lived in Maine, where it gets cold in the winter. These socks are WARM, and they are wonderful boot and clog socks. You can't wear them in your everyday shoes (unless you ordinarily wear your shoes quite loose!). I don't reinforce the heels or toes, but knitting this yarn as tightly as I do keeps the heels and toes from wearing out for several years. I machine wash in cold water, dry flat, and they last practically forever. This yarn comes in a wide and beautiful range of colors.