Lost Kingdom: Coimbra Socks by Luise O'Neill

Lost Kingdom: Coimbra Socks

Knitting
December 2022
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
370 - 430 yards (338 - 393 m)
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)" / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
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♫ The Music ♫
BrunuhVille is a Portuguese composer who, according to his site, “creates a world of magic and fantasy between the fusion of Gothic, orchestral, Celtic, folk, movie, ethnic and world music.” The intricately melodic tunes from his Tales from the Lost Kingdom have inspired the Lost Kingdom series of designs.

These toe-up socks begin with a barn toe. The Celtic cable panel runs along one side of the instep and leg. The cables are mirrored on the right and left sock. The sole is worked in Stockinette stitch (knit every round). Gusset increases are worked at the sides of the sole and a small cable motif is incorporated into each gusset. The heel is turned using a short row heel cap which means no picking up stitches. The heel flap is worked in a standard slipped-stitch pattern.

To work the recommended bind off (picture tutorial on Techniques page), knitters need to be able to ‘read their knitting’ i.e., identify knit or purl stitches as they present themselves.

Cable patterns are charted with written directions provided. Cable pattern matches the Lost Kingdom: Coimbra Fingerless Mitts.

Size
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)“ / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
Finished foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)” / 21 (24, 25.5)cm.
Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: 11” / 28cm.

Yarn
370 (400, 430)yds / 338 (366, 393)m fingering / sock-weight yarn.

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

Credits
Charting Software: Stitchmastery.
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel; FirSprite.
Stitch Muse: Annie Maloney.
Test knit by: Ravellers zemy, Strohfrau, quiltingknitter, IAlsoQuilt, moewe-2008, junjunjun, Cydiba, bgow, Sinaida and susu2u.