♫ The Music ♫
Stompin’ Tom Connors is a Canadian music legend; his Halifax Song (Old Atlantic Shore) is the perfect musical muse for this design.
“It’s a long ways down to Halifax town
Where the great white seagull flies
But the big blue sea, it’s a-callin’ to me…”
I have indeed returned to the Maritimes – travelling by train from Toronto through Montreal and on to Halifax – thoroughly enjoying “The Ocean” experience with its dome car that let us see the splendour of autumn colours in which Mother Nature had clothed herself. And so the railroad and beloved sea are reflected in this design which will ever be a reminder of our return to the East Coast.
Irregularly spaced twisted rib columns complement the offset cable in these toe-up socks. The heel flap is worked in a reverse slipped stitch pattern. A Celtic knot is worked on the back leg while the gentle intertwined cable continues uninterrupted on the front leg.
Both charts and written directions for charts are provided. Individual charts are provided for both the right and left sock.
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)”/ 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm Finished foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)”/ 21 (24, 25.5)cm
Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: 9”/ 23cm
Sample in size M on 8.5”/ 21.5cm foot circumference.
330 (360, 390)yds / 302 (329, 357)m sock / fingering-weight
Sample in Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn (75% Merino superwash, 25% Nylon; 437yds / 400m per 100g) in Lilac 5614
2.5mm / US1.5 for small circumference knitting or size required to obtain gauge
Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle
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A huge thank you goes out to my adventurous knitting companions who shared this journey with me: Ravellers ladywulf, dragonxser, faeriepaw, susu2u, woollykim, Cydiba, contemax, spstacey, oceansprite, bgow, momtatknits, janetknitwitch, earthmom23, susimaloney and brittany1012