Hell Gate by Deborah Breland

Hell Gate

December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
260 - 464 yards (238 - 424 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL)
This pattern is available for $6.00.

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
-Henry David Thoreau

This pattern can be found in issue two of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website or select local yarn shops.

Hell Gate is available as a single pattern as a special release until December 25th. After that, it will only be available as part of the ebook until June 2019.

The namesake for these socks is a historic railroad bridge in New York City. The bridge crosses the Hell Gate, a strait in the East River, and connects Astoria Queens to Randalls and Wards Islands in Manhattan.

From the designer: The main stitch pattern used here immediately made me think of bridges. I see beauty in even the coldest looking industrial bridges because they present us with a way to connect to each other. This bridge seemed particularly romantic to me as it has seen so much traffic over the years.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) to fit foot circumference of 7.5 (8, 9, 10, 11)”/ 19 (20.5, 23, 25.5, 28)cm.

Finished circumference (unblocked): 6.5 (7.25, 7.75, 9, 10)”/ 16 (18.5, 19.5, 23, 25)cm.
Length: adjustable.

Needles: US 0/2.0mm, or size to obtain gauge, in preferred sock needles (DPNs, long circulars, short circulars).

Gauge: 36 sts and 52 rounds = 4”/10cm over SS, unstretched and unblocked.

Yarn: fingering weight: 260 (310, 336, 410, 464)yards/ 237 (283, 307, 375, 424)m.

Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle, locking marker (optional), cable needle (optional).

Sample knit in: The Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors II Sock (100% superwash merino; 400 yards/100g) in colorway Copper Pipe.

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