Tertius by Clare Devine

Tertius

Knitting
May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
109 - 437 yards (100 - 400 m)
0-6m (6-12m, toddler, child) [XS, S, M, L, XL]
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This pattern is part of Clare Devine’s sock knitting series, Sock Anatomy: Dissecting Heels and Toes. It is available as a single pattern or part of the e-book.

Tertius

Everybody needs a pair of cabled socks! Here we have columns of mini cables that are the perfect introduction to cable knitting. Knitted from the top down, these socks feature a ribbed heel flap and a V or half-handkerchief heel turn.

Materials

West Yorkshire Spinners Signature (4 ply; 75% wool, 25% nylon; 400m/437 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Butterscotch; 1 x 100g ball

Yardage per size varies. Baby and toddler (allow 35 – 40g), child (allow 50 – 60g), adult sizes will depend on the size and foot length, allow up to 100g for XS, S and M in a UK size 6. For larger sizes and over a UK size 7 you may need up to 150g of yarn.

2.5mm / US 1.5 needle for working in the round
Three stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge

34 sts and 44 rows to 10cm / 4” in stocking stitch worked in the round, blocked.

36 sts and 44 rows to 10cm / 4” in cable pattern worked in the round, blocked.

Sizes

0-6m (6-12m, toddler, child) XS, S, M, L, XL
Finished circumference (unstretched): 11.5 (13, 14, 15) 16, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25 cm / 4.5 (5, 5.5, 6) 6.5, 7, 8, 9, 10
To fit approx: 12.5-14 (14-15, 15-16, 16-17) 18, 19.5, 22, 24,5, 27 cm / 5 – 5.5 (5.5 – 6, 6 – 6.25, 6.25 – 7) 7.25, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5

Pattern notes

The V / half-handkerchief heel turn on these socks is narrow, and creates a fairly pointy heel shape. This works well for babies and smaller children who usually have narrow heels, it is also great for adults with narrower heels. If you have, or are knitting for someone with a broader heel you may find this doesn’t offer you the best possible fit.