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♪ The Music ♪
The Rose of Mooncoin is a ballad written in the 1800s by Watt Murphy, teacher ~ builder ~ writer and poet, for his lost love Elizabeth. Upon hearing of their romance, Elizabeth’s parents sent her from her home in County Kilkenny, Ireland to England; Watt was heart-broken and composed this tune in her memory. In part the lyrics say: “Where the thrush and the robin their sweet notes entwine” - what a beautiful image to translate into cables.

Pattern Notes:
This cabled boot topper is worked in the round from the bottom (tall ribbing) up. The front and back of the boot topper are identical. Size S is shown in the photographs; larger sizes are created by adding additional Honeycomb cable columns at the side of the boot topper.

Both charts and written directions are provided. Each size has its own charts / written directions. Top Ribbing is bound off ‘in pattern’ so knitters will need to be able to ‘read’ knit and purl stitches on the needles.

These boot toppers match the Mooncoin Hat and Mooncoin Fingerless Mitts.

A photo tutorial for the Estonian Cast On is included as a separate PDF.

S (M, L)
To fit Calf: 13 – 16 (14.5 – 18, 16 – 20)“ / 33 – 40.5 (37 – 45, 40.5 – 51)cm
Finished Circumference: 13 (14.5, 16)” / 33 (37, 40.5)cm
Height: 9.5” / 24cm

266 (297, 328)yds / 243 (271, 300)m in Worsted weight

 4.0 mm / US 6

20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette, blocked

Stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle

A big thank you to chau7, contemax, dragonxser, ftmhling, kathycaron, momtatknits, RyaM and sanita60 for testing this pattern and to Annie Maloney for her beautiful stitch dictionaries that always inspire.

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You will get the following files:
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  • PDF (274KB)

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