Leominster Socks

Leominster Socks
The tiled floor of an English priory inspired the colourwork pattern for these socks which are knitted in the round from the cuff down with an afterthought heel. Charts for the colourwork pattern are included.

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Finished measurements

S [M, L] to fit foot circumference: 16.5 [20.5, 24]cm (6½ [8, 9½]”)

Foot length: 21.5 [25.5, 29]cm (8½ [10, 11½]”) or to fit

Gauge

34 stitches × 40 rounds = 10cm (4″) in stocking stitch in the round.

34 stitches × 30 rounds = 10cm (4″) in stranded colourwork in the round.

Materials

4 ply / fingering weight yarn in two colours: 140 [190, 235]m (155 [210, 255]yds) of each colour

Socks shown in size M using Knit Picks Palette (100% wool; 211m / 236yd per 50g skein); colour A: Bittersweet Heather, 1 skein; colour B: Marsala, 1 skein.

2.75mm (US 2) and 3.25 mm (US 3) double-pointed or circular needles, or size needed to match gauge

One 3.25mm (US 3) double-pointed needle

Two stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Scrap 4 ply / fingering weight yarn