Socks for The Shire by Mary the Hobbit
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Socks for The Shire

December 2013
Light Fingering ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
400 - 425 yards (366 - 389 m)
Medium, Large
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The Shire is a land of rolling hills, woods, and green fields, not to mention hobbits. Lorna’s Laces Limited Edition for December 2013, “The Shire”, evokes the colors of that land and was the inspiration for this sock pattern.

Knit from the top down in an undulating stitch pattern, the cuff and toe are done in Seed Stitch for a pebbly texture suggesting hobbit feet.

Two sizes are available:

  • Medium (60 sts), leg circumference is 8 inches, unstretched
  • Large (68 sts), leg circumference is 9 inches, unstretched

Note that this stitch pattern is not as elastic as ribbing, hence the larger needle size (US2 / 2.75mm).