A-Roving by Luise O'Neill


June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
360 - 420 yards (329 - 384 m)
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)" / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
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♫ The Music ♫
“Blow ye winds, hi ho,
A-roving I will go”
~ Lyrics from Blow Ye Winds by Sarah Makem

The stitch patterns are charted only.

2 Styles in one pattern! Both styles of these toe-up socks have an asymmetric cable at the outer edge of the instep and leg; the remainder of the instep is worked either in a twisted rib encasing columns of tiny buds (Style 1) or in twisted rib columns (Style 2). The same Celtic cable knot decorates the back leg of both styles with touches of twisted rib that create a great fit at the ankle. The double-bar gusset leads into a short-row heel cap (no picking up stitches for the heel flap) and the heel is worked in a standard slipped-stitch pattern.

Adult S (M, L)

Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)“ / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm. Finished foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)” / 21 (24, 25.5)cm. Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: 11” / 28cm.
Sample in size S on 8.5” / 21.5cm foot.

360 (390, 420)yds / 329 (357, 384)m fingering / sock yarn.
Sample in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% superwash merino wool; 395yds / 361m per hank) in Curiosity.

Cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holder or waste yarn.

The stitch patterns are charted only.

Tech Editing: RedSquirrel and FirSprite.
My cable muse: Annie Maloney.
Many thanks to our wonderful test knitters: Ravellers dragonxser, Mearacaera, claar-woll, ladywulf, snowpansy and contemax.