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Diamond Kite

  • Diamond Kite is a striking pair of colourwork socks featuring a repeating motif and a contrasting heel and toe. You can choose from the two lengths: a low calf or a boot-length sock. The socks are knitted from the top down with a twisted rib cuff and an hourglass heel. The foot is adjustable for length. The Diamond Kite socks were inspired by a song of the same name by Kate Bush - one of Susan's heroes from her youth. The small diamond motifs represent tiny kites.

    Diamond Kite is knitted using Susan Crawford Bluem Sock, a fingering weight yarn, worsted spun with a high twist making it perfect for socks. The Bluefaced Leicester yarn is a soft but resilient fibre and combined with a small amount of nylon, it creates the perfect fabric for socks. The yarn shows off texture, cables and lace to great effect and the fibre combination takes colour beautifully.

    Diamond Kite is shown here in two colour ways.
    Colourway One uses shades:
    Dungarees, Lime Mortar, Night Sky and Foggy Morning.

    Colourway two uses shades:
    Farm Gate, Lime Mortar, Loam and Fence Post.

    Sample shown in size 2 standard leg length with foot length 24 cm / 9.5 in (UK size 7, EU size 41, US size 8.5).

    The pattern includes instructions for three sizes to fit foot measurements between 20cm (8in) and 25.5cm (10in) and contains both clear written pattern directions, together with charted colour work instructions.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Bluem Sock, fingering weight, 75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Nylon (395m / 432 yds per 100g skein)

    Colourway One
    2 skeins, shade Dungarees
    1 skein, shade Lime Mortar
    1 skein, shade Night Sky
    1 skein, shade Foggy Morning

    Colourway two
    2 skeins, shade Farm Gate
    1 skein, shade Lime Mortar
    1 skein, shade Loam
    1 skein, shade Fence Post

    Suggested needles
    Set of 2.5 mm (US 1-2) DPNs, or circular needle if preferred

    34 sts and 40 rounds = 10 cm / 4 in over stranded colourwork worked in the round, after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 2.5 mm needles.

    Stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle.

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