Westmeath Socks by Luise O'Neill

Westmeath Socks

May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in the round, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
462 yards (422 m)
7.5 (8, 8.5)" finished foot circumference; 11" high
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♫ The Music ♫
The Humours of Westmeath is a jaunty slip jig (Irish dancing music) whose roots are lost in the tunes of time. Like so many traditional melodies, this one too is known by many names … A Kiss In The Furz, A Blast Of Wind, and Drops Of Spring Water to name a few … the last of which perfectly reflects the stitch pattern in these socks. There’s nothing like a pair of amazingly colorful socks to set your toes a-tapping at any ceilidh!

A tiny touch of eyelets and cables come together in pleasant harmony in these toe-up, mid-calf socks where the instep and leg pattern stitch creates visions of tiny, interlaced petals or raindrops. Worked from the toe up, with a modified spiral toe, the short-row heel cap means no picking up stitches. The leg finishes with a simple 1x1 Rib and a stretchy bind off. This pattern is both charted and written out.

This pattern lists imperial measurements only.

Finished Measurements
7.5 (8, 8.5)“ finished foot circumference; 11” high

Knit Picks Stroll™ Hand Painted (fingering weight, 75% Fine Superwash
Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 462 yards/100g): Midnight Walk 27812, 1 hank

US 1.5 (2.5mm) DPNs or two 24” circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32” or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or size to obtain gauge

Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers
Cable Needle
Scrap Yarn or Stitch Holder

This pattern was originally published in Knit Picks Outrageous Insteps collection and is in its original published format.