Kesh Socks (PDF Knitting Pattern)
The Kesh Jig is a sprightly, traditional Irish jig ~ a favourite tune at many a Session; the toe-tapping music is sure to set your feet a-dancing.
A lovely combination of single-stitch and lace cables graces both the front and back leg and the instep of these top-down socks.
The socks begin with a delicate, lacy shell border and immediately start into the cable pattern. The heel is a Dutch or square-heel style and the heel flap is worked in the Eye of Partridge pattern. Once the heel is turned using short rows, stitches are picked up along each side of the heel flap to continue working the foot. The cable and lace pattern continues on the instep while the sole is worked in Stockinette. The socks finish with a wedge toe where the remaining stitches are grafted.
Both chart and written directions for the chart are provided.
Blue-green sample is knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine (50% superwash wool, 30% nylon, 25% Super Fine Alpaca; 433yds / 400m per 100g) in 1294 Turquoise Mix
Grey sample is knit in Knit Picks Stroll Fingering (75% superwash Merino wool, 25% nylon; 231yds per 50g) in Dove Grey Heather
Adult S (M, L)
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)“/ 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm
Finished foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)”/ 21 (24, 25.5)cm
Top of heel to top of ribbing: approx. 7”/ 18cm.
Sample in size M on 8.5”/ 21.5cm foot.
330 - 375 yards (302 - 343 m) in Fingering weight
2.5 mm / US 1½
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle
Kesh Fingerless Mitts
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel
Test Knitters: Our sincere thanks go to the following knitters who so generously gave their time and talents to test knit this pattern: contemax, dragonxser, faeriepaw, susu2u, bgow, ladywulf and novknitchic
Once again many thanks to my stitch designing muse Annie Maloney mzannieknits whose fabulous stitch collections provide so much inspiration.
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