When in Hallstatt by Maddy Moe

When in Hallstatt

July 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, worked flat
US 1 - 2.25 mm
335 - 430 yards (306 - 393 m)
finished foot circumference of 7 (8, 9) inches, or 17.75 (20.25, 23) cm
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This pattern was designed in our own hand-dyed yarn over at Loop & Whorl Fiber Co! To celebrate the release of this pattern, enjoy a 20% discount if purchased through ravelry, or receive the pattern for FREE if purchased with any yarn from our store - both promotions are active through July 31, 2022! Thank you for helping us celebrate this pattern’s release!

The winding cables on these socks were inspired by Celtic designs that I saw featured recently in a documentary called The Celts: Blood, Iron, & Sacrifice. These Iron Age warriors would adorn their jewelry, clothing, and even their weapons with the most intricate designs, all shaped by hand and sometimes on a near-microscopic scale. Their work was incredibly creative and inspiring.

These socks are worked starting at the toe using the Turkish Cast-On method, and working upward toward the cuff, using the Fleegle Heel method to shape the heel. The cables along the front and back of the sock are worked using charts (one chart for the foot, one chart for the leg; all sizes use the same two charts).

The instructions are written to accommodate the magic loop method but are easily worked using double-pointed-needles if preferred!

Here is a link to the project page for the sample.

Sizes: finished foot circumference of 7 (8, 9) inches, or 17.75 (20.25, 23) cm around the widest part of your foot

  • Sample is shown in size 8” (20.25 cm), modeled on a foot with circumference 7.75” around the widest part

  • If you are between sizes, I recommend sizing up after ensuring that you can meet gauge


  • Size US 1 / 2.25 mm DPNs or long circular needles for magic loop

Yarn: 335 (380, 430) yds / 306 (350, 395) m fingering weight sock yarn in one color

  • Sample used Loop & Whorl Fiber Co – Psycho Sock, in colorway Gun Metal

Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle

Gauge: 32 sts x 40 rows = 4” x 4” stockinette stitch, worked flat