Irish Stout Socks by Susan Hanlon

Irish Stout Socks

Knitting
March 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
330 - 630 yards (302 - 576 m)
S, M, L, XL (see notes for details)
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Like their namesake ales, the Irish Stout socks have creamy heads and rich, dark bodies. The simple cables resemble droplets of ale settling in a glass and create a snug but stretchy fit. The socks are knitted in the round from the toe-up and a chart for the cable pattern is included.

For a cuff-down version of these socks, see Real Ale Socks.

Sizing info:

S, M, L, XL to fit foot circumference: 18 20, 23, 25cm (7 8, 9, 10”)

Foot length: 23 25, 28, 29cm (9 10, 11, 11.5”) or to fit.

Leg length: 15 18, 20, 23cm (6 7, 8, 9”) or to fit.

Additional gauge info:

48 stitches x 48 rounds = 10cm (4”) in cable pattern in the round (lightly stretched).

Cable pattern gauge is approximate and given only as a guide. The pattern pulls in a lot when knitted but is very stretchy when worn.

You can read more about the inspiration for this design at the designer’s blog.