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Borealis Socks

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Inspired by the northern lights, the Borealis socks feature a sweeping cable design up the front of the sock reminiscent of the lights travelling across the night sky.

In sizes for all the family, these socks are knit from the cuff-down using a heel flap and gusset. This beautiful cable design is used on the adult socks, with a more simple version of the cable used for the smaller sizes. The cable runs up the front with the rest of the sock knit in stocking stitch. 

You can find tutorials for all methods used in this pattern, as well as information on yarn substitution, over on my website.

Sizes

Baby (toddler, pre-schooler, child, teen) XS, S, M, L, XL to fit 12.5 (14, 15, 16.5, 18) 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5 cm/ 5 (5.5, 6, 6.5, 7.25) 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10” foot circumference.

Yarn Requirements

Doulton Border Leicester Worsted Spun 4ply, Saltholme Colourway
(100% Border Leicester; 300 m/ 328 yds per 100g skein)
95 (115, 138, 163, 201) [246, 269, 311, 348, 386] m/ 104 (126, 115, 178, 220) [266, 294, 340, 381, 423] yds

Needles and notions

2.75mm (US 2) circular needle/ DPNs
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Accessibility

This pattern also includes a large print version for those with additional needs. This includes full written instructions with no reliance on charts, text is black, in Arial, font size 24 and is formatted to be read more easily with a screen reader.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (3MB)
  • PDF (1MB)

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