John Huston, the Tarnished Hero by Rachel Coopey

John Huston, the Tarnished Hero

October 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
S, L
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These socks are inspired by decoration on military uniforms from the 40s and 50s, with a twisted stitch cable motif and alternate knit and purl textures inside the arrow shapes. They are practical but interesting and can be worn by men and women. They are a tribute to my Grandfather who was in the Royal Air Force during this period. Remaining pictures of him in his pristine uniform without a hair out of place have influenced the clean, crisp lines in this sock design.

Foot circumference: 7-8.5 (9-10.5)”/17.5-21.25 (22.2-26.25) cm
Leg Height: 6.5”/16.25 cm

The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Eidos’, 4 oz/400 yds, 100% superwash merino wool, 1 (2) skein(s), shown in Am-Heh (Fall/Winter 2011 colourway)