Skacel

Tom & Ethel Socks Designed by Nigel Pottle *Skacel Pattern*

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A toe-up sock in two sizes. The 6 row slip-stitch pattern in two colours resembles a row of saw teeth. Four skeins of this yarn will make two pairs of socks, one in each size. If you plan to make only one pair, you may made need more than two skeins for the larger size. The socks are knit toe-up using a Turkish cast-on, or Judy Becker’s Magic Cast-on and is knit with a circular needle although practiced knitters can adapt the pattern to two circulars or four needles.

These socks are named in honor of my father and mother. When I discovered the simple slip stitch pattern used to knit them it reminded me of saw teeth. That and the color of the yarn I used reminded me of the orange bucksaw my father and mother used to prepare logs for our wood-burning furnace. They cut up hundreds of logs over the years to keep their family warm, and that saw was always at hand to do the job. You can enjoy the warmth of these socks without having to saw your own wood, and they will look good in a myriad of color combinations. Let your fancy take you. The heel of this sock uses a unique short row construction without wraps, and yet the construction yields a firm heel with no gaps or holes. It is easy to work and creates an elegant heel that hugs the foot. - Nigel Pottle

Yarn Suggested: Hikoo CoBaSi

Yarn Weight: Light Fingering

Yardage: 400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)

Needle Size: US 1 - 2.25 mm

Gauge: 20 stitches and 32 rows = 2 inches

Sizes: Unisex, but the smaller size will fit a small woman's or a child's foot and the larger size will fit a medium sized man's foot or large woman's foot.

 

 

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