The Globe by Claire Ellen

The Globe

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Please note, this is a mystery sock!
4 Pattern installments were sent to club members on September 1st, 8th, 15th, and 21st (2015).

Whether as an “unworthy scaffold” a “cockpit” or a “wooden O,” Shakespeare often referred to his theatre in his plays. Although he worked in several theaters before the construction of The Globe, that’s the one he’s most famous for. My favorite story about it is the story of its
construction. After a dispute with the owner of the land The Theatre stood on, Peter Street, the actors and theatre’s friends dismantled The Theatre on Christmas night, while the landlord was off at a celebration. They moved the timbers and materials across the river and hid them in a warehouse. I just love to think about the landlord’s surprise when he returned and The Theatre was gone. When it was reassembled, it was also rechristened from The Theatre to The Globe.

Skill Level: Intermediate, due to sock construction and optional colorwork sections. Suitable for sock beginners with K/P option.

Materials: For colorwork option, approx. 150yds or 140m of a dark colored sock weight yarn (Color A), and approx 200-250 yds or 180-230m of a light colored sock weight yarn (Color B). For the K/P option between 300-380 yds or 275-350m of sock weight yarn.

Needles: US1 (2.25mm) sock needles

Tools: tape measure, scissors, and tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Sizing: Small (Medium, Large) socks measure approx. 8(9,10) inches or 20.25(23,25.5) cm in diameter. All other measurements are adjustable to preference and fit.

Gauge: 8 stitches and 12 rounds per inch or 2.5 cm in stockinette stitch.