The geometric pattern formed by the twisted stitches on these socks was inspired by the beautiful leaded spires of Southwark Cathedral in London. The socks are knitted in the round from the cuff down. Both charts and written instructions are included.

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Finished measurements

S [M, L] to fit foot circumference: 18 [20, 23]cm (7 [8, 9]”)

Foot length: 23 [25, 28]cm (9 [10, 11]”) or to fit

Leg length: 15 [18, 20]cm (6 [7, 8]”) or to fit

Gauge

32 stitches × 42 rounds = 10cm (4″) in stocking stitch in the round.

44 stitches × 48 rounds = 10cm (4″) in twisted stitch pattern in the round (lightly stretched).

Stitch pattern gauge is approximate and given only as a guide. The pattern pulls in a lot on the needles but is very stretchy when worn.

Materials

2.75mm (US 2) double-pointed or circular needles or size needed to match gauge

280 [380, 470]m (310 [420, 510]yds) of 4ply / fingering weight yarn

Socks shown in size M using Juno Fibre Arts Buffy (100% superwash Blue-faced Leicester wool; 400m/437yd per 100g skein); colour: Wraith, 1 skein.

2 stitch markers

Cable needle

Tapestry needle