A-Roving Socks (PDF Knitting Pattern)
“Blow ye winds, hi ho,
A-roving I will go”
~ Lyrics from Blow Ye Winds by Sarah Makem
The stitch patterns are charted only.
2 Styles in one pattern! Both styles of these toe-up socks have an asymmetric cable at the outer edge of the instep and leg; the remainder of the instep is worked either in a twisted rib encasing columns of tiny buds (Style 1) or in twisted rib columns (Style 2). The same Celtic cable knot decorates the back leg of both styles with touches of twisted rib that create a great fit at the ankle. The double-bar gusset leads into a short-row heel cap (no picking up stitches for the heel flap) and the heel is worked in a standard slipped-stitch pattern.
Adult S (M, L)
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.
Sample in size S on 8.5” / 21.5cm foot.
360 (390, 420)yds / 329 (357, 384)m fingering / sock yarn.
Sample in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% superwash merino wool; 395yds / 361m per hank) in Curiosity.
2.75 mm / US 2
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, blocked
Cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn
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