Red Robin Socks by Helen Stewart

Red Robin Socks

December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
437 yards (400 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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This is the 6th and final pattern to be released for The Handmade Sock Society

The very luckiest gardeners can count on a little friend to appear every time a bit of earth is turned over. Cheeky, confident, and full of companionable chat, the darling European Robin is a beloved visitor to many gardens all year round. If you’re very still and quiet when he first arrives, you might find that he is quick to trust you, soon coming very near to inspect whatever work you’re doing. Hopping from washing line to watering can and back again, poking through the borders for extra bugs or bits of cheese (just in case you might have dropped some there) this busy little bird brings a lot of life and joy everywhere he goes.

The Red Robin socks are the final pattern in this first season of The Handmade Sock Society. Inspired by the friendship and energy of our favourite feathered companion, this fun-to-knit pattern shares the same stitch pattern as the Red Robin Shawl, a Curious Handmade favourite! Contrasting cuffs, heels and toes add some extra fun and an opportunity to use a bit of stash. These socks are knit from the top down and are finished with a heel flap and gusset, with a rounded toe, but you can easily substitute and adapt this pattern to get a perfect personalised fit.

Small (Medium, Large)
Finished Measurements:
To fit approx. foot circumference of
7 (8, 9)” /17.5 (20.5, 22.5) cm.

The Woolbarn BFL Sock Set 80% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 20% nylon; 365m/400yds per 100g skein,
1 x 100g skein (MC) and 1 x 25g mini skein (CC)
Colour: Red Robin set

Medium Sample used fingering weight sock yarn:
Main colour: 53g or 193m/212yds
Contrast colour: 66m/72yds

2.25mm (US 1), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) for magic loop method or DPNs if preferred

Tapestry needle
3 stitch markers

32 sts/48 rounds = 10 cm (4”)
in stockinette stitch