Calabash by Kelly G.

Calabash

Knitting
November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Houndstooth pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
320 - 380 yards (293 - 347 m)
S [M, L]
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These socks are my secret little love letter to Sherlock Holmes - and I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. I’ve read every story and every book (just maybe, more than once), and I wanted to create a fun unisex sock that would allow other Holmes fans to let their fan flag fly.

Using fair isle to create both the hound’s tooth and pipe pattern, these socks come in three sizes, and can easily be worn by men or women.

These are top-down socks with turn heel.

Yarn:

  • MC - 175, 195, 215 yds
  • CC1 - 50, 55, 60 yds
  • CC2 - 95, 100, 105 yds

Techniques used:

  • Fair Isle
  • Reading Charts
  • Knitting in the round
  • Short rows

Skill level: Advanced