Bursa by Clare Devine

Bursa

Knitting
May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
109 - 437 yards (100 - 400 m)
0-6m (6-12m, toddler, child) [XS, S, M, L, XL]
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This pattern is part of Clare Devine’s sock knitting series, Sock Anatomy: Dissecting Heels and Toes. It is available as a single pattern or part of the e-book.

Bursa

Fun ankle socks, perfect for warmer weather. Columns of eyelets and garter stitch create a lovely textured openwork fabric. This sock is knitted from the top down and features a soft and squishy garter stitch short row heel.

Materials

West Yorkshire Spinners Signature (4 ply; 75% wool, 25% nylon; 400m/437 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Bubblegum; 1 x 100g ball

Yardage per size varies. Baby and toddler (allow 35 – 40g), child (allow 50 – 60g), adult sizes will depend on the size and foot length, allow up to 100g for XS, S and M in a UK size 6. For larger sizes and over a UK size 7 you may need up to 150g of yarn.

2.75mm (US2) needles; for working in the round
2.25mm (US1) needles; for working in the round
Two stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Sizes

0-6m (6-12m, toddler, child) XS, S, M, L, XL
Finished circumference (unstretched): 11.5 (13, 14, 15) 16, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25 cm / 4.5 (5, 5.5, 6) 6.5, 7, 8, 9, 10
To fit approx: 12.5-14 (14-15, 15-16, 16-17) 18, 19.5, 22, 24,5, 27 cm / 5 – 5.5 (5.5 – 6, 6 – 6.25, 6.25 – 7) 7.25, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5

Note: the lace pattern is very stretchy. I would advise choosing the smaller size if you are unsure of which size to opt for.

The cast on has been adjusted to accommodate the different needle size for the cuff and the loose gauge for the leg. I strongly advise using the first portion of your leg as a swatch. If you are a loose knitter you may need to go down a needle size again for the leg portion.

Gauge

36 sts and 44 rows to 10cm / 4” in stocking stitch worked in the round, blocked, using 2.25mm (US1).

28 sts and 44 rows to 10cm / 4” in lace pattern worked in the round, blocked, using 2.25mm (US1).