Lord of the Isles by Kate Davies
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Lord of the Isles

Knitting
December 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
480 - 600 yards (439 - 549 m)
X-Small (Small, Medium, Large)

This is the second pattern in the Inspired by Islay club.

Lord of the Isles
Every kilt looks that wee bit smarter when accompanied by a sleek pair of hand-knitted hose. This pattern features a simple, sinuous cable that matches the Finlaggan cardigan and a nifty toe-up construction. Shaped to the wearer’s calf, these are hose fit for any lord (or lady) of the Isles.

Sizes
X-Small (Small, Medium, Large)
To fit foot circumference: 20.5 (23, 25.5, 28) cm 8 (9, 10,11) in
Finished circumference at foot:17.5 (20.5, 23, 26) cm 6¾ (8, 9¼, 10¼) in
Finished circumference at ankle: 19 (21, 23, 25.5) cm 7½ (8¼, 9¼, 10) in
Finished circumference at calf: 27.5 (30, 32.5, 35) cm 11 (11¾, 12¾, 13¾) in
Leg length (with rib folded over): 42.5 (44, 46.5, 49) cm 16¾ (17¼, 18¼, 19¼) in

Foot length is fully adjustable within the pattern. Finished foot should measure 0.5cm ¼in less than actual foot length, to ensure a good fit.

Yarn
Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m 120yds per 50g
skein)
Ptarmigan; 4 (4, 5, 5) x 50g skeins for average foot length
For foot lengths over 25.5cm 10in you may require an extra skein of yarn.

Needles and notions
2 Sets of below-gauge-size needle(s) circular needles for working Turkish cast-on method. Below-gauge-size needles of your preferred type for working small circumferences. Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences. Spare needle for holding instep sts while heel is worked. Two sets of stitch markers, x and y. Cable needle. Tapestry needle.

Gauge
28 sts and 37 rounds to 10cm 4in over st st worked in the
round, using below-gauge-size needle
25 sts and 32 rounds to 10cm 4in over st st worked in the
round, using gauge-size needle
This pattern has two gauges. The below-gauge-size needle is used to create a foot and ankle that fits neatly and snugly, as well as to draw the hose into the garter-like ribbing around the knee, and the gauge-size needle is used to work a stretchy fabric around the leg and calf.
In sample shown, gauge was achieved using 2.5mm (below gauge-size) and 3.00 mm (gauge-size) needles.

Pattern includes instructions for Turkish / winding cast on and an international shoe-size table with measurements.