Harbour Chain Socks – by Anthea Willis


When the tide is out at Lynmouth Harbour a mass of huge chains are revealed; aged links with copper rust blooms, snaking across the ground, ready to anchor the boats in place when the tide comes in. They also provided the inspiration for the cables that twist their way down the Harbour Chain Socks… Knit from the cuff down with a heel flap and gusset construction. The pattern is written for two foot/ankle widths and leg and foot length can be easily adjusted to suit.


John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock, 4-ply (60% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Corriedale, 10% Zwartbles, 10% Nylon; 200 metres per 50g)

Shown in: Dimity; 1 skein

Finished Measurements

Leg circumference: 17 (19)cm
Foot circumference: 18 (20)cm
Leg length as per pattern: approx 18cm to heel flap (can be adjusted with more or fewer pattern repeats)
Foot length adjustable to fit

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2.5mm DPNs or circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)


3 stitch markers, cable needle and darning needle to sew in ends


32sts x 40rows = 10cm stocking stitch worked in the round
38sts x 40 rows = 10cm cable pattern worked in the round

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