Nottingham Socks by Lisa Jacobs

Nottingham Socks

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needle
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1311 yards (1199 m)
6.75 (7.75, 8.75)" foot circumference and 8.5 (9.5, 10.5)" long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable
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Manufacturers understandably saw the Great Exhibition as an incredible marketing opportunity. The knitting-frame manufacturer W. H. Morley combined technology and the Scottish tartan craze in its display of plaid stockings that could be knitted on stocking frames. The Nottingham Socks, like the originals that inspired them, are knitted flat and seamed at the back.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 6.75 (7.75, 8.75)“ foot circumference and 8.5 (9.5, 10.5)” long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable. Socks shown measure 7.75”.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Heritage (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon): #5638 walnut (brown; MC), #5684 cedar green (CC1), and #5681 limestone (gray; CC2), 1 skein each.

Needles Sizes 1 (2.25 mm) and 2 (2.75 mm): 16” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 34 sts and 46 rows = 4” in St st on larger needle.

Note These socks are worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed.