Tinner's Way by Anna Elliott

Tinner's Way

Knitting
March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
383 - 410 yards (350 - 375 m)
Small (Medium, Large). Finished foot circumference 18 cm/7ins (21cm/8¼ins, 23cm/9ins), to fit foot circumference 20.5cm/8ins (23cm/9ins, 25.5cm/10ins) with 3-4cm/1- 1½ ins negative ease.
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Tinner’s Way socks feature a pattern of intertwining single cables and, inspired as they are by a walking path running through Cornwall, they knit up well in a sturdy, medium to firm handling 4ply, and have a slightly longer leg so that they are suited to wearing with boots.
They are knitted from the top down with a heel flap and cables are worked from either charted or written instructions.

Skills Required:
Cast on/knit in the round, cabling from a chart or written instructions, decreases using k2tog/ssk, pick up and knit, grafting using Kitchener Stitch.

Tools and materials:
1 (2, 2) skeins Blacker Yarns Cornish Tin II OR
350 (360, 375)m/ 380 (395, 410) yards * 4ply/fingering weight yarn with medium firm handle to achieve tension as stated. Amounts will vary depending on foot length required.
2.5mm (UK 12 or 13/ US 1½ ) circular needles or DPNs
Or circular needle/ DPNs to achieve tension
Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Sizing:
Small (Medium, Large). Finished foot circumference 18 cm/7ins (21cm/8¼ins, 23cm/9ins), to fit foot circumference 20.5cm/8ins (23cm/9ins, 25.5cm/10ins) with 3-4cm/1- 1½ ins negative ease. Model has UK size 6 feet and wears size Small. Length from cast on to start of heel flap: 18cm/7ins
Foot length is adjustable within the pattern- chart of suggested foot lengths is provided within pattern.