Theoden Socks by Claire Ellen

Theoden Socks

May 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
S, L
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A top-down, textured sock inspired by Tolkien’s character Theoden, King of Rohan.

Skill Level: Intermediate; the sock includes basic top-down construction featuring a heel flap, short-row heel turn, and wedge toe; major cabling, textured stitches, and lots of charts. The ability to read a knitting chart is a must, although all symbols are clearly defined.

Materials: 1 set of US1 (2.25mm) sock needles (either DPN or Magic Loop), a cable needle (or the ability to cable up to 7 stitches without a needle), basic knitting gear such as a tape measure & scissors.

Yarn: I recommend having between 375 and 400 yards (or 340-370 meters) of fingering weight yarn. I also recommend a solid or tonal yarn, rather than wild variegation or self-striping, which might distract from the cables.

Two sizes are available, each with its own set of charts. Ankle circumference is 7.5 (9.5) inches or 19 (24) cms. Calf and foot length are adjustable within the pattern.

Many thanks to my glorious testers: Lise, nightofagypsimoon, Mermaidbird, tcluck. You are much appreciated.