Cozy on Caradhras by Claire Ellen

Cozy on Caradhras

Knitting
December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 8.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
280 - 360 yards (256 - 329 m)
Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large)
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The Misty Mountains are dominated by three beautiful peaks, Caradhras, the Redhorn; Celebdil, the Silvertine; and Fanuidhol, Cloudyhead. They are the land where the dwarves lived and worked in the ancient days of Middle-earth, and where Frodo and the Company of the Ring get slowed down considerably by snowstorms and avalanches. I thought the time was ripe for a pair of slipper socks, to keep your toes toasty in the winter, although I wouldn’t want to test them against the snows of Caradhras itself! The socks have a sharp angled cable running up the sides in honor of the dwarves who worked under the mountains, and a snowflake cable down the front. I’ve also provided sizing options for both a DK weight yarn (to make slippers) and sock weight yarn (to make socks, if you prefer).

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate, this sock features both cables and lace, but the charting is pretty basic. Someone new to sock knitting could easily tackle this sock.
Tools: A cable needle, if necessary, tape measure, scissors, & tapestry needle

Slippers:
Materials: approximately 280-360 yds / 260-360 m of DK weight yarn, slipper soles and/or puffy fabric paint to create a non-slip sole.
Needles: US5(3.75mm) sock needles
Gauge: 7 stitches and 8.5 rounds per inch / 2.5cm in stockinette
Sizing: Extra-Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large) sizes measure approximately 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5) inches / 19(20, 21.5, 23,24.5) cm in circumference. Leg height, ankle depth, and foot length are all adjustable to fit and preference.

Socks:
Materials: approximately 280-400 yds/ 260-365m of sock weight yarn
Needles : US1(2.25mm) sock needles
Gauge: 8 stitches and 12 rounds per inch / 2.5cm in stockinette
Sizing: Extra-small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra-large) measures approximately 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 9) inches / 16.5 (17.5, 19, 20, 23) cm in circumference. Leg height, ankle depth, and foot length are all adjustable to fit and preference.