Vintage Fairy Lights by Helen Stewart

Vintage Fairy Lights

November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
437 yards (400 m)
One Size
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This pattern was designed as a collaboration with Dani from the wonderful Little Bobbins podcast, and Jane from Hedgerow Yarns.

Every year Dani hosts a Christmas Eve Cast On, a sweet and simple tradition to cast on a pair of socks every Christmas Eve, and this year Curious Handmade is joining in with a special sock design.

Inspired by the sparkle of the vintage fairy lights which played a starring role in so many childhood Christmas memories, these socks are intended to evoke a mood of nostalgia and comfort. There’s an easy textured pattern on the top which brings to mind those old-fashioned Christmas lights, with a straightforward rib on the leg: something easy to relax you as you sit knitting and waiting for Santa.

The socks are finished with a traditional heel flap and gusset. The sample is knit from yarn that was dyed especially for this pattern by Hedgerow Yarns, but any sock yarn (especially with a bit of sparkle!) will be perfect. Indulge in a little twinkle for your toes with this adorable sock pattern on Christmas Eve!

This pattern is written in the Curious Handmade Percentage Checklist style™.

Charts are not included in this pattern.

One size, adjustable length

Finished Measurements
Leg length 18cm (7”) from cuff to the start of the heel
Leg circumference 20.5cm (8”)
Foot circumference 20.5cm (8”)

Hedgerow Yarns Twinkly Toes Sock 75% superwash
merino, 20% nylon, 5% silver stellina; 400m/437yds per
, 1 x 100g skein,
Colour: Vintage Fairy Lights

The sample used approximately 80g or 320m/350yds
for large sock size

2.5mm (US 1.5), 100cm (40”) long circular needles
(or size to obtain gauge) for magic loop method
or DPNs if preferred

1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle

30 sts/46 rounds = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch