Pit Railway Socks by Cynthia Levy

Pit Railway Socks

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January 2015
Light Fingering ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
325 - 375 yards (297 - 343 m)
adult woman - small, medium, large
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This pattern was originally designed for the 2015 Canadian Crazy Train sock caper. But since the Canadian railroad system never extended as far north as Yellowknife, inspiration was drawn from the underground pit railways used to move miners, equipment and ore in and out of local gold mines. The photographs were shot using historical pit rail tracks and equipment as the backdrop.

These highly textured socks feature a complex cable panel framed by simple cable columns. They are worked from the top down. The pattern includes charted cable patterns.

Skills/Techniques Required:

  • Basic sock knitting skills
  • Following charted stitch patterns
  • Cables
  • Grafting using kitchener stitch