Shepherds Daughter Socks by Luise O'Neill

Shepherds Daughter Socks

April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 410 yards (320 - 375 m)
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)"/ 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm
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♫ The Music ♫
Shepherd’s Daughter is a traditional tune that, like so many others, goes by a myriad of names; this tune dates back into the mists of time with themes of nature and young love.

A great pattern for those lovely multi-coloured yarns we all love!

A double-bar toe starts off these toe-up socks. For the foot, the instep is worked in pattern while the sole is worked in stockinette stitch. The short-row heel cap means there are no stitches to pick up and the heel is worked in a standard slip-stitch pattern.

The leg is worked in the same pattern as the instep. A tubular bind off (a picture tutorial is included) finishes the 1 x 1 ribbing cuff.

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

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. 10”/ 25.5cm. Sample in size S on 8.5”/ 21.5cm foot.

350 (380, 410)yds / 320 (347, 375)m fingering / sock yarn; sample in Faerieknitz on Etsy (80% Superwash Wool, 20% nylon; 462yds / 423m per 100g) in hand-dyed Oceans and Forests colourway.

Cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle.

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A huge thank you to these lovely Ravellers who test knit this design: claar-woll, Cydiba, dragonxser, ladywulf, stacyroo, susu2u and Woollykim.