Portmeirion

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This pattern originally appeared in The Knitter issue 73. I love these socks; the yarn, the pattern, and how the photos came out. There’s another photo somewhere of them being worn with brogues but I can’t find it.  The pattern is a fun repeat which is easily memorised, and I worked them in Eden Cottage Tempo in ‘Ice’, which I’ve fallen in love with.

Sizes
To Fit Foot Circumference
S (M-L)
21 (23)cm
81/4 (9)in

Actual Foot Circumference
S (M-L)
17 (19)cm
61/4 (71/2)in

Yarn
Eden Cottage Yarns Tempo (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 100g/400m/436yds)
1 skein of of Ice (01).

Needles
A set of 2.25mm (UK 13/US 1) double pointed needles (DPNs) or circular needles, 80cm long if using Magic Loop method

Notions
2 stitch markers

Tension
38 sts and 44 rounds to 10x10cm (4x4in) over stitch pattern using 2.25mm (UK 13/US 1) needles.

Pattern Notes
A simple 10 round lace pattern repeat gives these top down socks a vintage feel. Knitted seamlessly in the round using a traditional gusset and heel flap. The heel is worked in Eye of Partridge stitch. Yarn overs appear on every round.

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Portmeirion

  1. I went a little bit of a knitting break for a while too. Part of my reason for it though is that it gets so hot where I live, during the summer. I went to Brighton about thirty years ago and remembering loving it. It was January, but it was still sunny there, a rarity during the month I spent in the British Isles.

    I love Animal Dreams. It’s my favorite Barbara Kingsolver book. I’ve tried to get some of my book club members to read it, but no one has seemed that interested. It is beautifully written, and the theme is so perfect for so many women, that idea that you’re not a loser just because he didn’t follow through with an original dream, and the whole finding yourself thing.

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