Flights of Angels by Claire Ellen

Flights of Angels

June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Small (Medium, Large, Extra-Large)
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Hamlet tells us at the beginning of the final scene that “there’s a divinity that shapes our ends / Rough hew them how we will.” At the time, of course, he is speaking to Horatio about the deaths of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, little knowing that his own death is fast approaching. This sock is simple enough, the majority of the pattern is right and left twists, but in the simplicity, there’s an elegance. At the death of his friend, Horatio says, “Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince: / And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Not only to assure us that Hamlet does indeed end up in heaven, but to hope for his final peace of mind and heart as well.

Skill-level: Beginning sock knitter -to- Intermediate, due to some basic one-over-one cables and chart reading.
Materials: approximately 350-400 yards (320-365 m) of sock yarn. The socks pictured are size Large used approximately 380 yards (350m) of Hedgehog Sock yarn in the color “Silence”
Needles: US 1 (2.25mm) sock needles, pattern is written for both DPNs and Magic Loop
Tools: Cable needle, if necessary, Measuring Tape, Scissors, and a Tapestry Needle
Gauge: 8 stitches and 12 rounds per inch or 2.5 cm in Stockinette stitch (pattern gauge is slightly looser).
Sizing: Small (Medium, Large, Extra-large) socks measure approximately 8(9,10,11) inches or 20.3(22.9,25.4,27.9) cm in circumference. The leg height, ankle depth, and foot length are all adjustable to size and preference.

K= Knit
P= Purl
S= Slip
K2tog= Knit two together
P2tog= Purl two together
SSK= work a slip,slip,knit
Ktbl= Knit through the back loop
Ptbl= Purl through the back loop