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Ancient Oak

Knitting
April 2008
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 yards (320 m)
women's medium

Pattern Description from A Fine Fleece: “These lacy little socks use a simple Shetland feather lace motif that reminds me of oak leaves. For the light gray handspun socks, I designed a fiber blend with exceptional character and durability for hardwearing socks. Light gray Romney wool was blended with silver mohair in a 75:25 ratio. Then I blended this mix with nylon fiber so that nylon made up 25 percent of the total weight. I added the nylon for its durable properties. The soft and warm halo of the mohair is a more subtle contrast to the openness of the lace pattern. The spice-colored Footpath sock yarn represents the color of oak leaves in late autumn.”

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements:

  • Sized to fit women’s average foot
  • Leg length: 7” (18cm)
  • Foot length: 10” (25.5cm)
  • Ankle circumference: 8.5” (21.5cm)

Yarn: #1 super fine

  • 350 yds (320m) fingering weight
  • 2 skeins Wooly West Footpath Yarn, 2 oz (60g) skeins, each approximately 175 yds (160m) 85% wool, 15% nylon, Spice

Needles & Notions:

  • One set of 5 US size 2 (2.75mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle