Kilkelly Socks (PDF Knitting Pattern)
Kilkelly is a modern ballad chronicling letters an Irish father sent to his son who had immigrated to America in the mid-1800s. The letters share everyday happenings and are filled with the family’s desire to have their boy home once more:
“They say that you might even come for a visit,
What a joy to see you again.”
The perfect inspiration for our 2018 Holiday sock!
Beginning with a French toe, the instep cable pattern grows from the centre of the instep in a V shape. The single-stitch cable design is worked on the instep and continues on the front and back leg; the sole is worked in Stockinette stitch. Tiny Garter columns travel up the side of each sock, echoing the Garter filler stitch in the cable pattern. The double-bar gusset leads into a short-row heel cap (no picking up stitches!) and the heel is worked in a traditional slip-stitch pattern. To accommodate the pattern stitch, the ribbing height varies between sizes.
This pattern is charted only.
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: 10”/ 25.5cm.
380 (410, 440)yds / 347 (375, 402)m sock / fingering weight
Sample shown in Knit Picks Stroll Fingering (75% superwash Merino wool, 25% nylon; 231 yds per 50g) in Blue Topaz 25019.
2.5 mm / US 1½
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, in the round, blocked
Stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel and FirSprite
Charting Software: StitchMastery
Inspiration: Stitch collections of Annie Maloney
Test Knitters: A huge thank you to dragonxser, Cydiba, ladywulf, jooleee, susu2u, N4mb8rG1rl and bgow.
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