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Lost in Sherwood - by Nataliya Sinelshchikova


Imagine as you walk through the woods, the mesmerising picture of the sunlight coming through the trees. Nature always was an inspiration for me, especially when it meets geometry, and Lost in Sherwood Socks is no exception.

The design features a simple stranded colourwork pattern that creates a particularly warm fabric, perfect for long walks and chilly weather. The socks are knit toe-up, using a hybrid of the German short row heel and Heel Flap and Gusset techniques for an improved fit.

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn. John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock Yarn (60% Exmoor Blueface / 20% Corriedale / 10% Zwartbles / 10% Nylon; 1 skein 200 m / 219 yds per 50 g / 1.75 oz).

Depending on desired foot and leg lengths you will need 1 skein of each colour for sizes 1 – 3; 1 or 2 skeins of each colour for sizes 4 – 5; 2 skeins of each colour for size 6.

Sample shown is knit in colourways Oddmedod (MC) and Mizzle (CC). 1 skein of each colour is used to knit sample in size 3 with 25 cm foot length and 15 cm leg length.

Needles: Size A: 2.25 mm / US 1 circular needle(s) or a set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) or needle size to obtain gauge listed.

Size B: 2.5 mm / US 1.5 circular needle(s) or a set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) or needle size to obtain gauge listed.

Notions: Markers; tape measure; scrap yarn or stitch holder; sock blockers (optional).

Gauge: 32 stitches & 38 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in stranded colour-work stitch pattern from Chart 1 with Size B needle(s), knitted in the round, after blocking.

32 stitches & 44 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in single-color stockinette stitch pattern with Size A needle(s), knitted in the round, after blocking.

Finished Measurements: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) [Finished sock foot circumference 17.5 (18.75, 20, 21.25, 22.5, 23.75) cm / 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)”] Recommended to be worn with a negative ease up to 2 cm / 0.75”. The stranded colourwork patterns create a less elastic fabric, if you are between sizes or prefer a looser fit I recommend going up a size.

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