Killeigh by Luise O'Neill


February 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
360 - 420 yards (329 - 384 m)
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)” / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
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♫ The Music ♫
The Killeigh Hornpipe was composed by John Brady (All-Ireland flute winner 1967) and is a jaunty tune that is sure to get your toes a tapping!

These toe-up socks come with two options for shaping the bar toe – a round toe and a narrow toe – so knitters can choose their best fit.

The main cable pattern is bracketed by double-moss stitch side panels reflecting the filler stitch of the cable pattern. The Killeigh stitch pattern is worked over the instep and subsequently over both the front and back leg. A trio of tiny cables decorates the gusset. The short-row heel cap means no picking up stitches and the heel flap is worked in a standard slip-stitch pattern. The top finishes with a 1 x 1 ribbing and a stretchy bind off.

The Killeigh stitch pattern is presented in charted and written format.

Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)” / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
Height from bottom of heel to top of ribbing: 10” / 25.5cm.

360 (390, 420)yds / 329 (357, 384)m fingering/sock yarn.

2.25mm / US1 for small circumference knitting or size required to obtain gauge.

Stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.

Tech Editing: RedSquirrel.
Charting Software: Stitch Mastery.
Stitch Muse: Annie Maloney.
Test knit by: Ravellers dragonxser, moewe-2008, sonne27, quiltingknitter, junjunjun, Strohfrau, bgow, TickleJudy, luceknitter and Sinaida.