Hearthsong by Cat Bordhi
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February 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in see notes below
US 4 - 3.5 mm
365 - 800 yards (334 - 732 m)
Woman’s sm/med (lg; man’s med/lg). Finished circumference: 7-8 (9, 10)" or 18-20 (23, 25) cm. To allow for stretch, these measurements are about 10-15% smaller than actual circumference just above ball of foot.
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The yarns that inspired this particular design come from Nova Scotia, where they know a thing or two about cold weather. I combined 3 strands of the lace-weight silk/kid mohair yarn with 1 strand of sock yarn to produce a warm, cushy, and durable fabric (together they equal a worsted weight yarn). Silk and kid mohair are, as my friend and colleague Lucy Neatby says, the “nylon of the natural fiber world.” Thus, the fiber content of these socks is ideal. Note: Do not wind the strands together into one ball, as they will not behave as well as if you work from single balls.

The pattern includes full instructions for my Sweet Tomato Heel.

Gauge: long circular, 2 circulars, or dpns in size 4 (3.5 mm) or any size that gives you 20 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in the round using 1 strand of Kidazzle and 3 of Zambezi held together. If using dpns, a circular needle to try on the heel.