Dolores by Dana Gervais


April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in pattern stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Narrow - 7 inches/17.8 centimetres Medium - 8 inches/20.3 centimetres Wide - 9 inches/22.8 centimetres Extra Wide - 10 inches/25.4 centimetres Foot length is customizable
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This design is inspired by the late Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries.

In the days following Dolores’ death, I came across a social media post by Melanie (the dyer behind Baad Mom Yarns ), and she had been inspired to create a custom colourway in tribute to Dolores; I immediately ordered a skein of ‘Monog’ (which happens to be Celtic for ‘cranberry’) and designed this sock.

Dolores is worked from the cuff down and features a unique wrap/drop stitch pattern down the centre of the front and back of the leg. The design continues onto the heel flap. The heel is constructed using a unique centre gusset design and has no gusset stitches to pick up. The stitch design continues on the top of the foot and toe. The toe is grafted closed with Kitchener stitch.

The pattern is graded for 4 circumferences, and foot length is customizable. The pattern includes a link to a video tutorial for the stitch pattern used on the sock.

8 stitches & 11 rounds = 1 inch/2.5 centimetres in pattern stitch on 2.25mm needles

Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Working in the round
Wrapped stitches
Kitchener stitch

1 set 2.25mm (US size 1) needles in preferred needle style for working in the round or size needed to obtain gauge

Thank you to Kniterations for tech editing this pattern and to all the amazing test knitters who test knit it.