Shadow Elves by Luise O'Neill

Shadow Elves

October 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
410 - 470 yards (375 - 430 m)
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)" / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm
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** ♫ The Music ♫**

Lament of the Shadow Elves is an instrumental tune by modern Australian composer Peter Gundry, whose musical creations, his website states, “are grounded in dark fantasy, Celtic music, folklore creatures, and neoclassicism”.

These toe-up socks begin with a barn toe. The cable pattern is worked on the instep while the sole is worked in Stockinette stitch. A tiny cable decorates the gusset. The short-row heel cap means no picking up stitches and the heel flap is worked in an Eye of Partridge pattern. The instep cable pattern continues on the front leg while the back leg is worked in Stockinette stitch (knit every rnd).

Stitch pattern is charted with written directions for the charts provided.

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.

410 (440, 470)yds / 375 (402, 430)m fingering-weight yarn.

Sample shown in Knit Picks Stroll (fingering weight; 75% superwash Merino wool, 25% nylon; 231 yds per 50g) in Dove Heather 25023.

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

Tech Editing: RedSquirrel.
Charting Software: Stitchmastery.
Test knit by: Ravellers Strohfrau, quiltingknitter, Sinaida, IAlsoQuilt, sirts75, koffing, ekatja and janetknitwitch.