Honey Cream Socks by Danielle Jorge

Honey Cream Socks

Knitting
October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
340 - 399 yards (311 - 365 m)
S (M, L)
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Spread on a plate to offer and share,
a comforting break from the world and it’s cares.

Dunked in your tea - more soft and more sweet,
or two in a stack - crunch and repeat.

A honey cream or two or three,
maybe less for the guests and more for me.

Eat each one whole, or nibble the edge,
a treat from the pantries of Brambly Hedge.

The Honey Socks feature a pretty patterned rib, inspired by the stacks of honey cream biscuits and other treats being prepared for a feast in Brambly Hedge in the wonderful books by Jill Barklem. With a short pattern repeat these socks are easy to commit to memory while still having enough interest to make the knitting fun. They are knitted cuff down and finished with an eye of partridge heel flap and a rounded wedge toe.

Sizes

S (M, L) the sizes are measured on leg and foot circumference as the length of the foot is adjustable

Finished Measurements

Leg length 15cm / 6” from the cuff to the start of the heel

Leg and foot circumference 15cm / 6” (18cm / 7”, 20cm / 8”)

Gauge

36 sts and 48 rows per 4 inches/10 centimetres

Yarn

You will need approximately 70g (80g,100g) of fingering weight yarn - I used Ainsworth and Prin Classic Sock, 80% Superwash Merino / 20% Nylon in Honeycomb

Needles

A set of 2.25mm needles for knitting a small circumference in the round or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions

Stitch markers - different coloured ones may help

Darning needle to sew in your ends