A Second Chance for Mr. Rushworth Socks by Emily Gilbert

A Second Chance for Mr. Rushworth Socks

October 2014
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in rev St st
US 2 - 2.75 mm
440 - 880 yards (402 - 805 m)
9 (9½, 10)" foot circumference and 9¼ (9¾, 10½)" foot length (length is adjustable). Socks shown measure 9½" in circumference.
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Errata available: needleworktraditions.com

Poor Mr. Rushworth! The intertwining of the twisted-stitch cables in these men’s socks represents the hope that he eventually meets a nice young lady who will appreciate his good qualities as Maria Bertram never did. These socks feature a short-row heel, twisted ribbing that extends onto the heel and toe, and a reverse stockinette stitch sole.

• The smallest size has one rib on either side of the central Lover’s Knot cable; the larger sizes have two.
• Leg length is the same for all sizes and can be adjusted by about 1¾“ by adding or subtracting one 19-round repeat of each cable chart.
• The foot should end with the cable portion of a chart if possible; if necessary, work several rounds in Twisted Rib to reach the desired length.

Correction: The instructions for Twisted Rib in rows should read as follows:
RS: Work all knit sts through back loop and all purl sts as normal.
WS: Work all purl sts through back loop and all knit sts as normal.

This allows the ribbing pattern of the leg to continue onto the heel.