Jigs and Reels by Mone Dräger

Jigs and Reels

December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Women's M and L
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I enjoy cheerful and lively traditional Irish music and it is always a treat to watch Irish dancers in their colourful costumes dancing jigs and reels.This sock pattern was inspired by the so-called ‘Poodle Socks’ worn by Irish dancers.

The socks are knitted cuff down with a short-row heel. They are worked with a ribbed section around the foot, just as traditional dancing socks. The toe is worked as a spiral toe. The lace pattern worked on the leg is embellished with beads (optional, placed with a crochet hook while knitting).

The socks come in two sizes, women’s M to fit leg circumference 20 cm (7.75”) and L to fit leg circumference 23.25 cm (9”). Leg length and foot length are adjustable

You can choose to work the lace pattern either from the charts or the written instructions.

Material: 1 skein of fingering weight yarn with a yardage of approximately 400 m (440 yds) per 100 g.
Notions: 216 (252) beads size 8/0, crochet hook (0.6 mm) small enough to fit through the beads, 4 stitch markers, darning needle.

The Jigs and Reels pattern is also available as part of the Irish at Heart eBook.