Sloe Gin by Emma Grundy Haigh

Sloe Gin

January 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in Cable Rib
310 - 400 yards (283 - 366 m)
One size, to fit UK 8–10/10–12 US
This pattern is available for £4.00 GBP
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Inspired by my dearheart’s need for strong-wearing yet non-boring hand-knits, these socks imbue a silent masculinity.

The twin narrow cables running down the front of the leg and foot are balanced by a modified Celtic knot and key on the back of the leg, to add a little interest into an otherwise straightforward pattern. It also features, my favourite, a Welsh heel and a crown cuff.

This pattern is part of a slowly-being-released 4-pattern collection of socks just for men! It is the masculine counterpart to Pink Gin, which will be available soon.