About the Pattern

This pattern was made for my friend Lou who has a passion about Ducks. These are the second pair I've made for her as unfortunately the first pair were redesigned (chewed) by her pet whippet.

The colourway here was custom dyed for her and is called Mallard II representing the colours found on the Drake Mallard.

The yarn used is Woolhunter Almerino (50% baby Alpaca, 50% Merino) DK wool dyed by myself here in Pembrokeshire. My Blue Faced Leicester DK yarn would be equally suitable.

They are designed to be a looser fitting sock to cuddle up in or to wear in walking/gardening boots.

How it's done

I made these socks using a total of 5 x 25 Grams of handpainted Woolhunter Almerino Double Knitting yarn or 1 x 100 grams Handpainted Woolhunter Blue faced Leicester DK. This will make one pair of women's medium sized socks for shoe size 4-7/US 6-9. Finished foot length is approx 9½ inches but this can be adjusted by knitting extra/less rows to suit your feet. Similarly the finished foot circumference is 8 inches.

Tension/Gauge is 8 Stitches per inch in stockinette stitch using 3 mm/US 2-3 double pointed sock needles. You may wish to adjust the needles up or down to get the correct gauges.

This pattern is for sale from the Woolhunter shop. I can either send it through the post or electronically in pdf format.

Note - pdf files require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is available as a free download from the Adobe website by clicking here. Note that this file is about 20Mb !

If you can't find what you are looking for or you have a question about this pattern or for suggestions for other yarns that might be suitable for this pattern please contact me via the Feedback Form as I may be working on something. More patterns will follow in the near future as soon as my fingers can knit them and then type them out so please do visit again soon.

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