Mountain Thyme by Luise O'Neill

Mountain Thyme

Knitting
June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, in the round, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
185 - 225 yards (169 - 206 m)
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)” / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm
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♫ The Music ♫
Will You Go Lassie Go (also known as Wild Mountain Thyme) is an Irish / Scottish folk song, composed as a variant on an existing tune that was based on a traditional air…It has been recorded by artists from The Chieftains to Bob Dylan to Rod Stewart. In her book Fragrance and Wellbeing: Plant Aromatics and Their Influence on the Psyche (Singing Dragon 2013) Jennifer Peace Rhind references the song and notes that “in folklore the thyme plant was the fairies’ playground, and often a patch of thyme would be left undisturbed for their use.”


These top-down socks begin with a scalloped, lacy border that leads into a short, ribbed cuff. The heel flap is worked in a standard slipped stitch pattern. The instep is worked in a leaf and vine cable pattern and ends with a wide toe. A link to a video tutorial “Grafting without Ears” is included.

Sample shown in Knit Picks Gloss (fingering; 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 220yds per 50g) in Woodland Sage.

Both charts and written directions for charts are provided.

Size
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)” / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
Bottom of heel to top of cuff: 4.5 (4.75, 5)” / 11.5 (12, 12.5)cm.

Yarn
185 (210, 225)yds / 169 (192, 206)m heavy fingering-weight yarn.

Gauge
28 sts and 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked.

23 sts = 2.75” / 7cm in Chart A pattern.

Notions
Cable needle, stitch marker, tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holder.


Credits
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel; FirSprite.
Charting Software: Stitchmastery.
Test knit by: Ravellers 100creations, dragonxser, ladywulf, IAlsoQuilt, faeriepaw, susu2u, fyreflye and snowpansy.