Morwenstowe by Sonja Bargielowska


August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 450 yards (274 - 411 m)
18 (20.5, 21) cm / 7 (8, 9) inches
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The Morwenstowe Socks are a pair of two-colour socks featuring a lace and cable design, with instructions in three sizese

These socks are worked from the top down with a heel flap construction. The lace and cable motif is mirrored on each sock, so you will end up with a symmetrical pair. Designed with a princess sole - the purl stitch fabric is on the outside – these socks can be worn by even the most sensitive feet. Both the foot and leg length are adjustable, so we recommend periodically trying on these socks as you go, to ensure the best fit. This pattern assumes you’re familiar with sock construction.

Sock Foot Circumference:
18 (20.5, 23) cm / 7 (8, 9) inches

Height from sole to cuff:
20.5 cm / 8 inches (adjustable)

Foot length is adjustable

Sock should be worn with 2.5 cm / 1 inch negative ease to ensure a good fit

Blacker Yarns Tamar, 4-ply (70% Lustre Wool, 30% Cornish Mule Wool; 350 metres / 380 yards per 100g)

Shown in:
MC: Shales Brook; 1 skein
CC: Lynher; 1 skein

Three out of Five

Techniques include: cables and lace knitting from a chart or written instructions, heel flap and gusset construction, Kitchener Stitch

2.25 mm (UK 13, US 1) DPN, or long circular needle for Magic Loop Technique

3 stitch markers
Darning needle to sew in ends

32 sts and 40 rows to 10 cm / 4 inch square measured over Stocking Stitch

Always use a needle size which results in the correct gauge after blocking

Though these socks use only a small amount of the contrast colour, they are designed as a companion piece to the Gwindra Shawl, so you can make the two projects using only 3 skeins of yarn by reversing the main colour and contrast colour.