Legolas Sock by Claire Ellen

Legolas Sock

January 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
Small (Large)
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This sock was inspired by Legolas Greenleaf, sylvan elf 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. Nevertheless, my own editing has left a couple of problems in the pattern. Here are some corrections:
-In the large size, while working the heel flap, work 8 pattern repeats, not 10, in order to keep the correct stitch count.
-The Large Left Top of Foot Chart and the Small Left Top of Foot Chart have both been mislabeled. They should be switched.

Skill Level: Intermediate; Pattern assumes basic knowledge of top-down sock construction, cabling, decreases, yarn overs, lace, 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