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Colleen Stockings - Cable Sock Knitting Pattern

Colleen Stockings - Cable Sock Knitting Pattern

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Knee high stockings, knitted cuff down, starting with the cable band around the calf, using worsted weight yarn. 

This sock is inspired by the Gansey sweater, a sweater design typical for Irish (and Finnish too!) fishermen.

It is said that the pattern on the sweater was unique to its wearer so that in the unlucky event of a work-related passing, the fisherman could be identified by the pattern on the sweater. Those sweaters also typically had plain and easy to knit sleeves, the parts that wore out faster, so they were easy to reknit when they wore out.

In the same fashion, this sock is designed to have a beautifully
detailed cuff while the parts that wear out faster are fast and easy to knit.
The pattern is named after the Irish word for girl.

Yarn
GGH Volante (55% merino, 45% cotton; 142 yds [130m]/50g)
Color #28 Pearl Grey 4 balls/skeins.

Needle/Hook
Size US 2.5 (3 mm) needles, dpn’s or at least 32” (80cm) circulars for magic loop.
Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge
24 sts and 34 rows = 4” [10cm] in St st
28 sts and 34 rows = 4” [10 cm] in patt

Notions
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Size
Cuff: 13.75” (35 cm) circumference
Ankle: 5–8.75” (13–25 cm) circumference
Foot: 7–8.75” (18–25 cm) circumference

 

Pattern is test knitted and tech edited.

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