Lerwick by Dana Gervais


July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch in the round after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Pattern instructions are included for the following circumferences: • narrow 7.25 inches/ 18.5 centimetres • medium 8 inches/ 20 centimetres • wide 9 inches/ 23 centimetres • extra wide 11 inches/ 28 centimetres Foot length is customizable
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Lerwick is a fully cabled sock that features an argyle inspired cable panel starting at the top of the leg and continuing down to the toe of the sock. The back of the leg features cabled ribbing. The heel is uniquely constructed; the heel flap and gussets are worked simultaneously which allows for the cable pattern to continue on the heel flap and the gussets. The sock finishes with a rounded toe that is grafted closed using Kitchener stitch.

The many, many cables in this design result in a dense fabric that doesn’t have a lot of stretch. You may want to make a circumference larger than you normally would. The cables are also yarn-eaters! If you are knitting for large feet, you may want to have some extra yarn on hand, just in case!

• Stitch markers (2)
• Cable needle (optional)
• Tapestry needle

8 sts / 12 rounds = 1 inch / 2.5 centime-tres in stockinette stitch in the round measured after blocking

• Knit
• Purl
• Increases
• Decreases
• Cables
• Kitchener stitch
• Working in the round

Thank you to Kniterations for tech editing this pattern and to all the amazing test knitters who tested it!