The Crossing is a poignant ballad written and performed by Cape Breton’s own Rita MacNeil; it speaks of the ocean crossings that so many undertook to start a new life across the sea and the ever-present yearnings for home. The cables in this pattern are perfect reminders of the intertwining journeys of these courageous individuals.
These toe-up socks begin with a wide toe.
The cable pattern begins in a V-shape and grows to fill the instep while the sole is worked in Stockinette stitch.
The top of the leg is worked in a lattice pattern and ends in a rolled cuff.
The repeat section in Chart C allows for adjustment of the leg height, if desired.
This pattern is fully charted.
7.75 (8.25, 8.75)” / 20 (21, 22)cm finished foot circumference; 11” / 28cm high.
462 yd / 422 m in Fingering weight
2.5 mm / US 1½
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked.
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