Lissadell by Luise O'Neill


August 2015
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
395 - 445 yards (361 - 407 m)
Adult S (M, L) Finished foot circumference: 7 (7.5, 8)" / 18 (19, 20.5)cm – to fit foot circumference: 8 (8.5, 9)" / 20.5 (21.5, 23)cm
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♫ The Music ♫
The Humours of Lissadell is a traditional Irish reel that will surely get your toes tapping in these grand cable and lace socks.

Pattern Notes
These cable and lace socks are worked toe-up and begin with a moccasin toe; the heel is an Eye of Partridge slipped stitch heel flap. The pattern stitch on the leg is worked until a specific row in the chart / written directions; the ribbing length is therefore variable to obtain the finished sock height.

To work the included bind off, the knitter must be able to ‘read’ their knitting i.e. identify knit and purl stitches as they present themselves on the needles. Both charts and written directions for charts are provided.

One additional PDF is included with this pattern for the Written Directions for Charts.

Construction Notes
Once increases for the gusset have been completed, the heel cap is worked leading into a reinforced heel flap; no need to pick up stitches. The heel cap involves working short rows.

Since individual knitters’ row gauges may differ, the top ribbing length is variable as it is worked after completing a specific chart row.

Techniques Used
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off

For the following techniques, only internet links are provided.
Jogless Bind Off in the Round
Judy’s Magic Cast On

Additional Sizing Information
Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: 9.5” / 24cm
Foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)“ / 21 (24, 25.5)cm

  • Hot Pink sample in size M on 8.5” / 21.5cm foot.

Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle

Our sincere thanks go to the following knitters who so generously gave their time and talents to test knit this pattern: Ravellers dragonxser, ladywulf, faeriepaw, contemax, novknitchic, Tshaya, 100creations, momtatknits, Cydiba and REJ.

Huge thanks also to my stitch-designing muse, Annie Maloney, whose wonderful creations spark so many of my designs.