Sirri Socks

Inspired by traditional Faroese skóleistur (knitted slipper-like wool socks that were usually patterned and double thick), these cheerful, warm and woolly socks are designed for both men and women. They are beautifully thick and cosy and will make ideal and much appreciated gifts for any festive occasion.

The Sirri Socks are knitted in an Aran weight (4 Medium) pure wool yarn that knits up to a tension of 20 sts and 21 rnds = 10 cm (4 in). They can be made in two sizes – Small/Medium (22 cm (8¾ in) foot circumference and 42 cm (16¾ in) total length), and Medium/Large (26 cm (10½ in) foot circumference and 46 cm (18¼ in) total length). They require 3 (165 m (180 yd)/100 g [3½ oz]) skeins in 3 different colours as well as a small amount of a fourth colour to complete.

The Sirri socks are knitted in the round with five needles, from the top down with a short, striped ribbed cuff, an easy to work traditional Baltic pattern, peasant (or ‘after thought’) heel and a wedge toe. The simple charted pattern is worked using the stranded or Fair Isle technique.

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