New Journey Socks (PDF Knitting Pattern)
♫ The Music ♫
The A New Journey album by Celtic Woman contains the song “The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun” which, says:
“I am the dawn I’m the new day begun; I bring you the morning, I bring you the sun.”
The dawning of every new day is full of promise and possibilities and the elements of this design reflect our hope and joy in embarking on this new journey.
This pattern contains 3 versions of the New Journey socks: knee highs, mid-calf height and anklets.
These cable and lace socks are knit top-down, beginning with a stretchy cast on. The heel flap is worked in an Eye of Partridge stitch pattern and is joined using a triangular gusset. The foot ends in a wedge toe where remaining stitches are grafted (instructions included).
Each variation has its own set of instructions but the charts, abbreviations and initial general directions are common to all three. The Side charts are used for the Knee Sock version only. The ankle-length socks use only the Front chart.
The pattern stitches are charted only. There are no written directions for the charts.
Foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)” / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm
Foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)” / 21 (24, 25.5)cm
Calf Circumference: 12 (13.5, 15)” / 30.5 (34.5, 38)cm
Knee Socks Cuff to Ankle Length: 14.25 (15, 16)” / 36 (38, 40.5)cm
Mid-calf Socks Cuff to ankle length: 10” / 25.5cm
Knee High socks: 630 (741, 850)yds / 576 (678, 777)m
Mid-calf socks: 350 (380, 410)yds / 320 (347, 375)m
Ankle socks: 190 (210, 230)yds / 174 (192, 210)m
Knee sock sample shown in: Knit Picks Stroll (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 231yds / 211m per 50g) in Pumpkin 23699.
Mid-calf sock sample shown in: Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Hand Paint (80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon); 357yds / 327m per 100g) in Blueberry Speckle 27219.
Ankle sock sample shown in: Knit Picks Stroll (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 231yds / 211m per 50g) in Dove Heather 25023.
2.25 mm / US 1
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
Cable needle, stitch marker, tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn. (Optional for knee socks) 2yds / 1.8m of 1/8” / 25mm ribbon OR 4yds / 3.7m of thread elastic in a matching color.
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel
Test Knitters: A huge thank you to our test knitters: sharonstacey, ladywulf, babablacksheep, susu2u, dragonxser, PattyMach, Mearacaera, N4mb8rG1rl, bgow, jooleee, cooksalot and hundemama2007.
Stitch Muse: The ever-talented Annie Maloney.
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