Hardknott Socks by Louise Tilbrook

Hardknott Socks

August 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 440 yards (320 - 402 m)
M, L
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A straightforward toe-up sock with a simple but effective central cable,reminiscent of traditional celtic knotwork.

The celtic-style cable winds its way up the sock in much the same way as Hardknott Pass twists and turns its way through the mountains.

Knit in a superwash sock yarn, this sock is sized in two sizes - adult male (UK size 10) and adult female (UK size 6).

Hardknott Pass itself is a high, winding mountain road which connects the Duddon valley to Eskdale. Featuring steep hairpin turns and gradients of 1 in 3, it is one of England’s steepest roads. Not for the faint of heart, but those brave souls who venture across are rewarded with stunning scenery and a sense of exhilaration.