Calums Road Socks (PDF Knitting Pattern)
♫ The Music ♫
Calum’s Road was composed by acclaimed Scottish musician Donald Shaw to commemorate the labours of Calum MacLeod of the Isle of Raasay who, after being refused council help numerous times, decided to build an almost 2 mile stretch of road by hand – using only a pick, shovel and wheelbarrow to connect their small community of Arnish by road and keep the community vibrant.
Showcasing the beauty of Bavarian twisted stitch cables!
The cable stitch patterns are worked on the instep, back and front leg and are mirrored.
The sole is worked in Stockinette stitch.
The gusset increases are worked at the side of the sole.
The heel is turned using a short row heel cap which means no picking up stitches.
The heel flap is worked in Eye of Partridge stitch pattern.
Both charts and written directions for charts are provided. Written directions for each size are on their own pages. Pattern is formatted to make 2AAT knitting easy.
To work the recommended bind off, knitters need to be able to ‘read their knitting’ i.e. identify knit or purl stitches as they present themselves.
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.
Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: 11” / 28cm.
360 (390, 420)yds / 329 (357, 384)m fingering / sock-weight yarn.
Sample shown in Knit Picks Stroll (fingering / sock weight; 75% superwash Merino wool, 25% nylon; 231yds per 50g) in Mint 27235.
2.5mm / US1.5 for small circumference knitting.
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
Stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel
Charting Software: StitchMastery
Test Knitters: ladywulf, dragonxser, susu2u, faeriepaw, N4mb8rG1rl and gritknit.
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