London Skies by Clare Devine
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London Skies

Knitting
June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
383 - 465 yards (350 - 425 m)
S (M, L) Finished circumference (unstretched): 18.5 (20, 22.5) cm / 7.25 (8, 9) in To fit approx: 19.5 (22, 24.5) cm / 7.5 (8.5, 9.5) in
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London Skies

Inspired by the skyscrapers of the city that took me in, taught me to dance in the rain and made me feel at home amongst the hustle and bustle of city life. London holds a very special place in heart and as I was leaving the UK I knew I needed some grey socks to bid farewell to “The Big Smoke” whose grey clouds often hang low in the sky.

Worked from the top down these socks are easy to knit on the go with a simple but striking rib pattern that flows from the deep cuff onto the heel and foot. I love the bold stitch definition of twisted rib and the strong texture it creates. These socks are worked in twisted rib throughout, with a standard heel flap and gusset construction that suits a wide range of foot shapes.

#traveltriokal

To celebrate the launch of this mini collection I am hosting a relaxed knit-along in my Ravelry group.

The KAL will run from 17th June to 31st August.

More details can be found in the Knit Share Love Ravelry group – I’d love to meet you, come over for a chat and some relaxed knitting.

Materials

Travel Knitter BFL Supersock (4 ply; 75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% nylon; 425m/ 465yds per 100g skein)
Shade: London Skies; 1 x 100g skein

2.5mm / US #1.5 needle for working in the round
Two stitch markers (optional)
Tapestry needle

Gauge

32 sts and 44 rnds over 10cm / 4in of stocking stitch worked in the round, blocked.

Sizes

S (M, L)
Finished circumference (unstretched):
18.5 (20, 22.5) cm / 7.25 (8, 9) in
To fit approx:
19.5 (22, 24.5) cm / 7.5 (8.5, 9.5) in