White Hart by Meaghan Schmaltz

White Hart

Knitting
May 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch knit in the round, taken after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 405 yards (320 - 370 m)
1 (2, 3): 7 (8, 9)” / 18 (20, 23) cm circumference at the widest part of the foot; length of foot is customizable
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Toe-up hand knit socks featuring a Fleegle heel and a traveling stitches pattern on the front of the sock.

THE STORY
Inspired by the White Stag of Arthurian legends, also known as the White Hart, the traveling stitches in this sock make me think of antlers, perhaps those worn by the White Stag himself!

MATERIALS

  • Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight (sock weight; 100% superwash merino; 405 yds / 370 m per 5.15 oz / 146 g), 1 skein: ‘On A Lark’
  • US 1.5 (2.5 mm) 32” / 81 cm circular needle
  • Locking stitch marker (1, optional)
  • Ring stitch marker (1)
  • Cable needle
  • Row counter (optional)

FINISHED SIZES
1 (2, 3): 7 (8, 9)” / 18 (20, 23) cm circumference at the widest part of the foot; length of foot is customizable

  • Recommended Fit: 1” / 2.5 cm negative ease in circumference, measured at widest part of the foot (while standing), and 15% negative ease in length when measured from the tip of the longest toe to the back of the heel.

PROJECT GAUGE
32 sts and 46 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch knit in the round, taken after blocking

NOTES

  • These socks are worked from the toe-up, using the Magic Loop method, beginning with Judy’s Magic Cast On technique. These socks also feature an anatomical toe shape, a Fleegle Heel (no pick ups!) and are bound o using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. Written instructions or links to tutorials are provided for each technique.
  • These socks are mirrors of one another, and the pattern section varies in size based on the size of sock being knit. Be diligent in following sizing to ensure you are using the instructions/chart for the size of sock being knit. Each chart and written set of instructions indicates size.
  • Instructions are provided for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 set of instructions is provided, it applies to all sizes.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (tutorials provided in pattern):

  • Judy’s Magic Cast-On
  • Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off