Armour Road Socks
Armour Road is one of the main routes running north-south through the eastern side of Peterborough, Ontario. It carries major traffic, connects bus routes from the ‘East City’ up to the University campus, and intersects with the recreational walking and cycling trail which, for the adventurous, could carry you as far as the small town of Lakefield north of the city.
It’s a street with a lot to get done in a day, and so do your feet! These socks blend elegant lines of twisted stitches with cozy comfort. Worked up in Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK – or your preferred DK superwash wool – these will be a quick knit for your feet. Wear them around the house in place of slippers on cooler days, or keep them on hand for your active jaunts outside.
These socks are the fifth pattern of eight, and the second of the March releases in the Urban Collection!
With many thanks to Kate Atherley for technical editing, Jane D. for photography, and Austen Gilliand for modelling.
• Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK weight 100% superwash merino wool, 238m/260yds per 115g/4oz skein, 1(1,2) skeins* (sample shown in ‘Dove’)
• 3.25mm/US 3 needles, in set of 4 double-pointed needles (DPNs) OR long 32”-40” circular for working Magic Loop, depending on preference (OR needle size required to obtain gauge.)
• stitch markers
• cable needle (unless working cables without it)
- Size M socks worked to fit foot size of Ladies Size 10 or larger will likely require a 2nd skein for a complete pair. Yardage may vary with variations in gauge or if modifying length of leg.
• 24 sts/40 rounds over 4 ins in stockinette stitch in the round on 3.25mm/US 3 needles, OR size required to obtain gauge
Take time to save time - If in doubt, knit and wash a small swatch in the round to be sure of gauge.
• Comfortably fits foot/ankle circumference of 7.0-7.75 ins(8.0-9.0 ins, 9.5-10.5 ins) around
Fit assumes negative ease (i.e. slightly snug fit)
To execute this pattern, knitters will be required to:
• Work knit, purl, and twisted (ktbl) stitches
• Work in the round
• Work decreases
• Execute cable twists, with or without a cable needle
• Pick up stitches (for working heel flap)
• Execute a turned heel and heel flap
It is recommended that knitters have completed at least one pair of socks with a heel flap and turned heel before working this pattern.