Bedford Cross Socks by Luise O'Neill

Bedford Cross Socks

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.

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.

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.

2.25mm / US1 needles for small circumference knitting.

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

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

Tech Editing: RedSquirrel and FirSprite.

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