Calum's Road was composed by acclaimed Scottish musician Donald Shaw to commemorate the labors of Calum MacLeod of the Isle of Raasay who, after being refused council help numerous times, decided to build an almost 2 mile stretch of road by hand – using only a pick, shovel and wheelbarrow to connect their small community of Arnish by road and keep the community vibrant.
These toe up socks showcase the beauty of Bavarian (twisted stitch) cables. They begin with a barn toe which uses varying rates of increases that mimic the shape of a hipped barn roof. The cable stitch patterns are worked on the instep, back and front leg. The sole is worked in Stockinette stitch. The gusset increases are worked at the side of the sole. The heel is turned using a short row heel cap which means no picking up stitches. The heel flap is worked in Eye of Partridge stitch pattern.
Both charts and written directions for charts are provided. Written directions for each size are on their own pages for easy printing.
Sizes Included: 7.5", 8", 8.5" foot circumference
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Yarn Line: Stroll
Fiber Type: Wool
Needle Sizes: US 1/2.5mm DPNs or 32" circular needle for Magic Loop technique
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