Vinovia is a Roman fort located near Binchester, County Durham. When Time Team investigated the site in 2008, they discovered three military mausolea (funerary monuments), the first to be discovered in Britain since the mid-nineteenth century.
These socks have a mirrored stitch pattern and feature a ribbed Strong-style heel. Designed to play nicely with self-striping yarn, they knit up surprisingly fast.
The Aston Project was named in honour of Prof. Mick Aston, a regular member of Channel Four’s Time Team. As I watched episode after episode of Mick wearing all sorts of stripy jumpers, gloves and hats, the concept for the project came to me: sock patterns made just for self-striping yarn!
Vinovia was featured on Time Team in season 15, episode 2: Street of the Dead
About sizing: the stitch counts for the three available sizes are 64, 72, and 80 sts. The smallest size fits a 7.5-8-inch diameter foot nicely. Although the stitch pattern technically is cabled, the fabric remains quite stretchy.
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