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.
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Sizes Included: 7.5 (8, 8.5)" finished foot circumference
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Yarn Line: Stroll Hand Painted
Fiber Type: Wool
Needle Sizes: Size 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
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