Bedford Cross Socks by Luise O'Neill

Bedford Cross Socks

by Luise O'Neill
Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
360 - 420 yards (329 - 384 m)
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)" / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm
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♫ The Music ♫
Bedford Cross (also known as Denis Murphy’s Slide) is a jaunty traditional Irish tune that will get your toes tapping – good traveling music!


If you’re looking for a great take-along project, you’ve found it!

Pattern Features

  • A 4-row stitch pattern that is easy to remember;
  • Toe-up socks begin with a wide toe;
  • The stitch pattern is worked on the instep while the sole is worked in Stockinette stitch;
  • The heel is turned using short rows so there’s no need to pick up sts (my favourite!);
  • The heel flap is worked in standard slip-stitch pattern;
  • The instep pattern stitch is worked on both the front and back leg;
  • The top ribbing is a simple 1 x 1 rib extending from the pattern stitch.

Written directions for Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off are included.

Size
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)“ / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
Finished foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)” / 21 (24, 25.5)cm.
Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: 11” / 28cm.

Yarn
360 (390, 420)yds / 329 (357, 384)m fingering yarn.
Sample shown in Knit Picks Stroll (75% wool, 25% nylon; 462yds per 100g) in Electric Blue 26406.

Needles
2.25mm / US1 needles for small circumference knitting.

Notions
Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.

Helpful Links
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off
Judy’s Magic Cast On (v)


Credits
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel and FirSprite.

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