Aisly's Socks by Anna Friberg

Aisly's Socks

by Anna Friberg
December 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
295 - 328 yards (270 - 300 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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In August, my son’s marching band went on a tour to Scotland and I went along as a leader.
It was a fantastic trip, during which I spotted a lot of wool and knitwear. The Aisly’s sock pattern is similar to one I saw on a sweater in a shop in Oban.
For my sample I have used a fantastic 100% BFL sock yarn hand dyed by Caerthran of Triskelion Yarns in Wales.

Small (Medium, Large)
The circumference round the waist of the foot is 16.5 (19, 21.5) cm / 6.5 (7.5, 8.5)”, while the length of the sock is adjustable.
For a good fit, make socks 2.5 cm / 1” shorter than foot length.

Yarn Used
Triskelion Elen Sock (100% BFL) or other durable fingering weight yarn, 400m/100g.
MC: 160 (190, 220) m / 180 (210, 245) yards
CC1: 85 (90, 100) m / 95 (100, 110) yards
CC2: 50 (55, 60) m / 55 (60, 65) yards
Note that meterage / yardage may differ depending on the length of the sock.

On 2.25 mm / US1 needles: 34 sts and 44 rnds = 10x10 cm / 4x4” in st st.
I am a tight knitter so you may need to go down a needle size to obtain gauge.

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
2.25 mm / US1 circular needles 80 or 100 cm / 32” or 40”, or size needed to obtain gauge
2.5 mm / US1.5 circular needles 80 or 100cm / 32” or 40” to use for pattern on leg

Techniques used
Judy’s Magic Cast On, Magic Loop, German Short Rows, Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off

Helpful tutorials
Judy’s Magic Cast On, video tutorial
Magic Loop, video tutorial
German Short Rows, video tutorial
German Short Rows, written tutorial
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off

Pattern has been professionally Tech Edited by DancingGeek

Thank you so much to my test knitters: