Geese in the Bog Socks by Luise O'Neill

Geese in the Bog Socks

January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
335 - 395 yards (306 - 361 m)
S (M, L); Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)"/ 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm
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♫ The Music ♫
Geese in the Bog is a traditional Irish jig ~ bouncy music that will set your toes a’tappin’. So knit up a pair and put on your dancing shoes ~ the party’s about to begin!

Pattern Notes
These toe-up socks begin with a wide (wedge) toe; two alternating closed-ring cable motifs are worked on the instep while the sole is worked in Stockinette. Once increases for the gusset have been completed, the short-row heel cap is worked leading into a slipped stitch heel flap; no need to pick up stitches. A variation of the cable motif is worked on the back leg. The bind off requires the knitter to be able to identify knit and purl stitches.

Both charts and written directions for charts are provided. Charts are contained in the main pattern PDF; the written directions for charts are included as a separate PDF.

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: approx. 9”/ 23cm.

Sample in size M on 8.5”/ 21.5cm foot.

Sock / fingering-weight yarn: 335 (365, 395)yds / 306 (334, 361)m

Sample in Acme Fibres BFL Sock (80% Blue-faced Leicester, 20% Nylon; 425yds / 390m per 115g) in Natural

Stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle

Many thanks to the wonderful Ravellers who test knit this design: bgow, contemax, Cydiba, , dragonxser, faeriepaw, KateB660, ladywulf, momtatknits, spstacey, susu2u and woollykim.

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