The twists and turns of these intricate-looking socks are a tribute to the meandering paths and brooks that crisscross the Irish countryside, where footbridges and one-lane roads are the most common thoroughfares and meandering sheep may be the most likely cause of a traffic jam.
Ballantyre combines two unusual cables, neither of which is formed in a true cable manner. Instead, these motifs make interesting use of increases, decreases, slipped stitches, and PSSOs. The two patterns—one larger, one smaller—alternate to form an eye-catching all-over texture. Ballantyre is knit toe-up, with a flap-and-gusset heel that looks traditional but is accomplished in the reverse manner from most flap-and-gusset heels.
Stitch patterns are both written and charted.
Sizes Included: 6.75" x 8" , 7.25" x 9" , 8.75" foot circumference x 10" foot length
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Yarn Line: Hawthorne Fingering
Fiber Type: Wool
Needle Sizes: Sizes 1 (2.25mm) & 2 (2.75mm) DPNs or two circular needles for two circulars technique or 32" or longer circular needles for Magic Loop technique
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