Inishowen by Luise O'Neill


December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 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
A perfect inspiration in the lyrics of the traditional ballad “The Evergreen”…
“As I rambled out one evening not far away from home
In a spot in aul Clonmany way down in Inishowen…
I gazed around this lovely spot it’s charming to be seen
And in a spot among the rocks I spied the evergreen.”

An evergreen tree panel decorates the top of the foot and leads into a wonderful collection of cable patterns that continue from the instep into the leg – imagine holiday garlands and decorations galore! And although these are our 2017 Holiday Socks, they really are special enough for any time of year.

These toe-up socks begin with a star toe. The short-row heel cap leads into a slip-stitch heel flap (no picking up stitches!) and the top of the sock is finished in a simple rolled cuff for a comfortable fit.

Both charts and written directions for charts are provided. Charts are contained in this document; 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. 11”/ 28cm.

360 (390, 420)yds / 329 (357, 384)m Knit Picks Stroll Fingering Tonal (75% superwash Merino wool, 25% nylon; 462yds per 100g) in Eucalyptus Tonal.

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

Tech Editing: RedSquirrel and FirSprite.

A huge thank you to my test knitters: Ravellers ladywulf, claar-woll, faeriepaw, dragonxser, bgow and jooleee!

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