Nottingham Socks Knitting Pattern Download
Manufacturers understandably saw the Great Exhibition as an incredible marketing opportunity. The knitting-frame manufacturer W. H. Morley combined technology and the Scottish tartan craze in its display of plaid stockings that could be knitted on stocking frames. The Nottingham Socks, like the originals that inspired them, are knitted at and seamed at the back.
Designer: Lisa Jacobs
Finished Size: 6 (7, 8)" foot circumference and 8 (9, 10)" long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable. Socks shown measure 7".
Specific Yarn Used: Cascade Yarns Heritage (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon; 437 yd [400 m]/3 oz [100 g]): #5638 walnut (brown; MC), #5684 cedar green (CC1), and #5681 limestone (gray; CC2), 1 skein each.
Needles: Sizes 1 (2.25 mm) and 2 (2.75 mm): 16" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 34 sts and 46 rows = 4" in St st on larger needle.
Notes: These socks are worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. ?Use the intarsia method and a separate strand of yarn for each column of CC2. ?On the chart, row numbers indicate whether a row is a right-side row or a ?wrong-side row. If the row number is on the right, work the row as a right-side row. If it is on the left, work the row as a wrong-side row. When there are two consecutive right-side or wrong-side rows, slide the stitches to the other end of the needle to work the next row.