Custard Tart by Theresa Shingler
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Custard Tart

Knitting
November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
405 - 459 yards (370 - 420 m)
XS (S, M, XL) to fit foot circumference 17 (18.5, 20, 23)cm
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In the dark days of late autumn, there is nothing I like more mid-afternoon as the light starts to fade that a cup of coffee and a small sweet treat. Both in picking the yarn colours and the stitch pattern for this design my thoughts were very much turned to creating that feeling of cosiness, warmth and self-care, from that this this design was created and only half way through the nagging thought that it reminded me of something resolved and it got its name. It reminds me of nothing so much as a warm custard tart, with a rich butter crust pastry and a sprinkle of nutmeg on top.
The Custard Tartt sock is worked top down with a contrast rib cuff, this transitions into a textured broken rib leg, a contrast band heel is worked in reverse stocking stitch, the foot is continued down to the reverse stocking stitch toe.
The Custard Tart sock is worked in five sizes at 56, 60, 64, 68 and 72 stitch cast on. It is a cosy, warm, stretchy easy to wear sock, it is relatively easy to knit.

Yarn
300-350m 328-382 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn in main colour
70 m 77 yardsof fingering/sock weight yarn in contrast colour
Sample used
TheresaShinglerKnits, Those who wander base in the ‘Chantelle’ colourway as main colour and Gingerbread as contrast colour’. 100% high twist 100% British Blue Faced Leicester, 385m per 110g

Tension
34 sts and 44 rows to 10cm 4 inches in stocking stitch

Needles
2.25mm US 1 needles or size needed to obtain gauge. (Use double points, magic loop, a small circular, or two circulars to work a small circumference according to preference.

Notions
Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Sizing
XS (S, M, L, XL) to fit foot circumference 17 (18.5, 20, 21.5, 23)cm 6.75 (7.25 7.75, 8.5, 9)in] – designed to fit with approximately 10% negative ease around foot.