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Gwedhen Tree Socks

Knitting
June 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
Womens and Mens
This pattern is available for $6.00.

Gwedhen means tree in Cornish and reflects the leaf knit into the cuff of the sock. Cornish mining is alive and well today. You can even find them on Facebook. For many Cornish, mining has been a way of life for over a thousand years. Their forefathers picked tin and copper from the ground long before written history and by the 15th century, they had learned to harvest the ores buried deep in the ground.

When gold and silver were discovered in the American West, the Cornish miners were ranked among the world’s greatest hard-rock miners. Our own Michigan pasty meat and potato pie can be traced back to the Cornish miners.

Knit from cuff to toe Gwedhens have an oversized cuff with just a little leaf detail, a ribbed body and a standard toe. They knit up quickly and offer lots of warmth. These work very well for a man’s sock by increasing the needle size and knitting the leg longer.