Linksfield Socks by Sylvia Watts-Cherry

Linksfield Socks

June 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30.5 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
253 - 335 yards (231 - 306 m)
Sizes 1 (2, 3)
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Linksfield socks pattern was inspired by memories of early years school days and how each year, the summer term was signified by change in uniform to lighter clothing. I remember that this also usually meant changing our socks from the usual plain ribbed patterns to more fancy lace ones to go with the summer dresses. These socks were invariably always white in colour at the start of term but very quickly changed colour through child play and washing. Now I am in wonderment about the appropriateness of white for children’s socks. Linksfield socks, named after my senior school, celebrate these childhood memories with its knitted ladders and diamonds lace pattern. But rather than just for summer, they can be worn all year round worn and styled as you wish.

Linksfield socks have front and back panels featuring a diamond lace pattern and side ladders lace pattern. The socks knitted in fingering weight Amble yarn from The Fibre Co. have a traditional heel- flap and gusset heels and are knit cuff-down, starting with a 2x1 rib. Separate charts and instructions are written for each size to make it easier to follow the pattern.

Linksfield was created as a part of the Fibre Company’s Yarn support for independent designers.

1 (2, 3)

To fit approx. foot circumference of 18 (21, 23.5) cm/7 (8, 9)“

Note: most people like their socks snug, so choose a finished sock size that is slightly smaller than your actual foot)

The Fibre Company Amble (fingering; 325 m/355 yds per 100g hank; 70% wool, 20% alpaca, 10% nylon)
1 x hank in shade Yellow Earl
Please note that depending on foot length, you may need part of a second skein for the size 3.

231 (280, 306) m/252 (305, 334) yds of fingering weight sock yarn

32 sts x 46 rounds = 10 cm/4” over stockinette stitch in the round after washing and blocking.

30.5 sts x 46 rounds = 10 cm/4“over lace pattern in the round after washing and blocking.

2.25 mm/US size 1, 100 cm/40” circular knitting needle for knitting the magic loop method (or size to obtain gauge). The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer.

Tapestry needle
3 stitch markers