Conwy by Nancy Bush


January 2001
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 21 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch, before blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
430 yards (393 m)
Flag of English English

Summary Cuff down, five double-pointed needles, twining cable, round heel, star toe

Additional Yarn Information 2 skeins #46, Jeans

Charts Included Leg with calf shaping pattern. Stitch legend on page 25.

From Pattern Introduction These interesting socks are named after a town in Gwynedd, the medieval kingdom of Owain Glyndwr, in Northern Wales. Walking along the old city wall with a view to the sea, I could imagine the dramatic history that had passed this way. Wales, especially, Gwynedd, has a long tradition of sock knitting. The women would knit socks by the fireside and walk miles to sell their wares in the market towns. Time spent trekking through the hills nearby, visiting castles with towers and dungeons, viewing the landscape from the heights of Mt. Snowden, and coming upon a small woolen mill or two, made visiting this country very special.

Publication Date 2001