“… Anne’s boots were rather the thickest.” - Persuasion
Inspired by Anne Elliot from Persuasion, these cuff-down socks are the perfect project for the beginning or intermediate knitter. As Anne Elliot’s character transforms through the story, so does the way she carries and adorns herself. The eyelet design on these socks can be left plain to represent the unfinished Anne we meet early in the book, or decorated with ribbons woven through the eyelets, the way the later more confident and content Anne might have worn them.
FINISHED SIZE 6 (71⁄2, 9)” foot circumference unstretched, and 91⁄4 (93⁄4, 101⁄4)” long from back of heel to tip of toe; length is adjustable. Socks shown measure 71⁄2”.
YARN Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga (80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 424 yd 388 m/4 oz 113 g): #Y38 horseshoe crab, 1 (1, 2) skein(s).
NEEDLES Size 1 (2.25 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
6 (7.5, 9) foot circumference unstretched, 7.5 shown
NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holder (optional); tapestry needle; 1 1⁄2 yd thin ribbon for cuff (optional).
GAUGE 32 sts and 48 rnds = 4” in St st; about 32 sts and 34 rnds = 4” in pattern from Leg charts.