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Buffalo Beaded Socks
HeartStrings knitting pattern #A134
Buffalo down is a soft yet sturdy fiber worthy of pampering our feet. Add some beads and a pretty lace pattern, and you'll have a luscious pair of Buffalo Beaded Socks to treasure for traveling across the plains or anywhere.
To left — The old buffalo bull that led our procession down the road in Yellowstone Park; photo taken through car window as I drove by. Later the bull stopped to graze at side of road.
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Of course, these socks can be made with yarn other than buffalo as used in this model. But if you want to try something new, here's your chance!
What is buffalo (bison) fiber? An article published by Needlecraft University
Adult medium. 310 yards fingering weight yarn in 100% buffalo down or a buffalo down blend with merino, nylon or similar. 200 size 6/0 (4mm diameter) glass seed beads (approximately 15g). 7 stitches/inch, size US 2 (3mm) needles suggested. Written stitch instructions.
Pictured model was knitted in Buffalo Gold yarn from 2HL Buffalo Ranch and Miyuki beads #593 Dark Beige Ceylon.
Sample cover page of the Buffalo Beaded Socks knitting pattern.
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Also, see Beaded Lace Scarf II for a pattern you can make in a finer lace or fingering weight yarn to coordinate with your Buffalo Beaded Socks.
See more Sock Patterns in the Jackie E-S Design Collections.