Gimli Socks by Claire Ellen

Gimli Socks

January 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
360 - 380 yards (329 - 347 m)
Small (Large)
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This sock was inspired by Gimli, Son of Gloin, Dwarf and member of the Fellowship as it left Rivendell in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring.

The pattern has been thoroughly knit-tested and proofread by others, to whom I owe quite a lot! Thank you so much.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Pattern assumes basic knowledge of top-down sock construction, cabling, decreases, and chart reading (which is very important!).

Materials: 1 Set of US1.5 DPNs or size to achieve gauge (Some of my testers used the Magic Loop method and stitch markers with no problems), Cable Needle (or be able to cable without a needle-- strongly recommended!), tapestry needle, scissors, measuring tape

Yarn: approx. 400 yds of fingering weight is needed.
Ease: Very slightly negative-- it’s a stretchy sock.
Size & Measurements: Small (64 stitches) & Large (72 stitches)
--Calf: 9(11) inches measured cuff to heel
--Foot: 8(9) inches measured heel to toe
--Gusset: approx. 10 inches in circumference

The heel flap numbers are off a bit. I’m sorry for the confusion that this caused. The testers were great and the mistake was mine, and here are the corrected heel flap rows:

Right side row: S1, P1, Ktbl 7(8) times, P2, Ktbl, P1 7(8) times, P1.
Wrong side row: S1, K1, Ptbl 7(8) times, K2, Ptbl, K1 7(8) times, K1.