Celtic Kilraine by Luise O'Neill
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Celtic Kilraine

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
320 - 425 yards (293 - 389 m)
Adult S (M, L); Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)"/ 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.

This pattern is only available as part of the IK KAL Spring Sock Hop Special Kit available through the Faerieknitz on Etsy shop. The kit (pattern, yarn and a little special treat) is available in 3 different colour choices: Rapunzel (purple), Morgaine (red) or Bluebird (blue).

There will be a Sock Hop KAL featuring this pattern in the Impeccable Knitters Gathering Place group, so come and join in!


♫ The Music ♫
The Cottage in Kilraine is a traditional ballad that relates a story of happenstance and love.
“…The mother she shook hands with me saying I hope you’ll call again; For you know you’re always welcome in a cottage in Kilraine…”

And so, welcome to socks that abound in Celtic cables with love woven in.


Note: The instep, gusset and leg stitch patterns are charted only.

Celtic cable toe-up socks that feature two distinct yet harmonized Celtic cables. These socks begin with a wide toe. After the toe shaping, the first Celtic cable is worked on the instep; it splits at the gusset and ends as it is worked into the heel flap.

The gusset shaping is worked at the centre of the instep which allows the instep cables to move along the side of the foot. The leg’s Celtic closed-ring cable grows from the gusset shaping and is flanked by tiny rope cables which meet at the side of the sock to form tiny staghorn cables.

The heel is turned using short rows so no picking up stitches! and the heel flap is worked in a standard slip-stitch pattern.

Notes are provided on adjusting foot length.

The leg pattern flows into the top ribbing and the bind off is worked using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off (or an alternate stretchy bind off of your choice). To work the Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off given, knitters need to be able to read their knitting i.e. identify knit and purl stitches as they present themselves.

The instep, gusset and leg stitch patterns are charted only.


Sizes
Adult S (M, L)
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.
Base of heel to top of ribbing: 10”/ 25.5cm.

Yarn
320 (400, 425)yds / 293 (366, 389)m Faerieknitz Kettle Dyed Fingering (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 462yards per 100g); colourways: Rapunzel (purple), Morgaine (red) OR Bluebird (blue).

Needles
2.5mm / US1.5 for small circumference knitting or size required to obtain gauge.

Notions
Cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn.


Impeccable Knits has a Ravelry group: Impeccable Knitters Gathering Place. céad míle fáiltea hundred thousand welcomes!!


Helpful Links
Cabling Without a Cable Needle
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off
Jogless Bind Off in the Round
Judy’s Magic Cast On
Reading Charts


Credits
Tech Editor: Holly Priestly