Beaded Shamrocks Socks by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer

Beaded Shamrocks Socks

January 2003
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
285 - 365 yards (261 - 334 m)
Adult medium (large)
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Yarn amounts: Adult medium (large) using a total of 285 (365) yards fingering weight yarn as follows: natural white 115(150) yards, green 170(215) yards. Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock colors #0ns Natural and #20ns Pine.

Beads: Size 8/0 glass seed beads - green 880(990) approx 30g, pearl 352(396) approx 15g. Shown with Miyuki beads in transparent green and pearl Ceylon.

Stitch instructions: Charted.

From the pattern description: Celebrating St. Patrick’s day and springtime—shamrocks and the promise of faith. Legend has it that St. Patrick used the shamrock to communicate the doctrine of the Trinity. The three leaves combine to make a single plant, just as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost combine to make the holy Trinity.

Construction overview: Cuff is sideways knitted in garter stitch; remainder of sock is knitted conventionally in the round. A knit-woven spot stitch pattern decorates heel flap and band at toe.

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