Bogwood Socks (PDF Knitting Pattern)
“There on the cricket’s singing stone, She spares the bogwood fire,” – lyrics from My Lagan Love, a love song set to a traditional Irish air and, like so many tunes, its origin flows from many colourful threads. All seem to be linked to a stream or perhaps a river, in Belfast or perhaps County Donegal.
From the modified Canadian ribbing to the Bavarian twisted-stitch instep pattern, these top-down shortie socks begin with a stretchy cast on. The heel flap is worked in an Eye of Partridge pattern and the sole is worked in Stockinette stitch.
Both a chart and written directions for the chart are provided for the instep pattern.
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.
Base of heel to top of cuff: 4.25” / 11cm.
210 (235, 250)yds / 192 (215, 229)m heavy fingering/sock yarn.
Sample shown in Frog Tree Pediboo Sock Yarn (fingering; 80% Merino Wool, 20% Bamboo; 255 yds per 100g): colour 1115.
2.5mm / US1.5 set of 4 or 5 DPN or 2 circular needles 16” / 40cm or longer for Two Circular method or one circular needle 32” / 80cm or longer for Magic Loop method or size required to obtain gauge.
28 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked.
Cable needle, stitch marker, tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holder.
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel; FirSprite.
Charting Software: Stitchmastery.
Test knit by: ladywulf, bgow, Cydiba, 100creations, IAlsoQuilt, dragonxser, susu2u, ChloeandTeddy, junjunjun, fyreflye and snowpansy.
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