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Cawfields socks

 

shown in size Medium.


Pattern by Helena Callum, Knotions, October 2016

 

My latest pattern, for a pair of cuff-down socks, is published in The October 2016 issue of Knotions online magazine. Patterns are free of charge.

Cawfields socks are worked from the cuff down, with a heel flap and gusset construction and wedge toe.  The heel flap is worked in a conventional slip stich pattern, followed by a half-handkerchief heel turn.   The cabled stitch pattern appears in a panel on the outside of the leg and top of foot, with the design mirrored between the left and right socks. 

The socks are worked in the round, from cuff to toe. There are three sizes in the pattern, designed to fit shoe sizes from 35 to 43 (US women’s shoe sizes 5 to10) with negative ease.

SIZES
Small (Medium, Large)

TENSION / GAUGE
32 sts × 44 rows = 10cm measured over St st after wet blocking.
 

YARN
 

Opal 4-fach Pullover- & Sockenwolle 425 m per 100 g ball (75% wool, 25% polyamide)

1 (1, 1) ball in Orange (5181)

 

NOTIONS

  • 2.25 mm (US 1) dpns or two circulars, or size needed to obtain correct tension / gauge

  • Cable needle

  • Stitch markers

  • Tapestry needle



The stitch pattern on these socks, with its strong linear features and evenly placed circles, reminded me of the Roman Wall in the North of England.  The wall has turrets and milecastles appearing at regular intervals along its length.  There’s an interesting stretch of wall at Cawfields, hence name for the socks.

 

Update: If you’re not so keen on orange, have a look at some alternative colours for the socks.

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Reston Station socks


Pattern by Helena Callum, available to purchase from November 2016

 

My Reston Station socks pattern, which was previously available only to subscribers to the YarnHaus BOX of SOX club, is now available for purchase on Ravelry and LoveKnitting.  

 

The Reston Station socks feature a reversible cable, so the socks may be worn equally well with the cuff turned down to make ankle socks or with the cuff up. Reversible cables are achieved by working them in ribbing, rather than using a stitch that differs on each side.

The socks are worked from cuff down, in the round. The leg and the top of the foot are in 1 × 1 ribbing, featuring a single, offset cable panel on the front of each sock. The patterns on the two socks are mirrored. The socks have an eye of partridge heel flap and a wedge toe.

 

Charts and written directions for the charts are included.

 

The socks are worked in the round, from cuff to toe. There are three sizes in the pattern, designed to fit shoe sizes from 35 to 43 (US women’s shoe sizes 5 to10) with negative ease.

SIZES
Small (Medium, Large)

TENSION / GAUGE
32 sts × 46 rows = 10cm measured over St st after wet blocking.
 

YARN
 

Dream in Color Everlasting Sock, 100% superwash Australian merino wool, 366 m / 400 yd, 100g skein. Victoria (726): 1 (1, 1) skein.

 

NOTIONS

  • 2.25 mm (US 1) dpns or two circulars, or size needed to obtain correct tension / gauge

  • Cable needle

  • Stitch markers

  • Tapestry needle


 

NEWS

Reston Station socks

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