Buy the Leadenhall Market Sock Knitting kit and get the pattern for FREE*
Choose your colour! Before purchasing this item please make a note of the yarn colour you would like included in the kit by visiting the 4 ply Chora or Sparkle Yarn page. Please make a note of the yarn name as you will be asked to specify this on the order.
OR you can choose a colour from the Dyed to Order page which will be dyed to order on a Chora base (75% Merino / 25% Nylon) for you.
This kit contains:
Your choice of 1 x 100g skein of Chora or Sparkle Yarn (the yarn shown in the pattern photos is Coral)
1 pattern (PDF or print)*
1 removable marker
In addition you will need**:
1 set of 2.5mm double pointed needles
About this Pattern
Pick up your needles and take a stroll through the cobbled streets of Leadenhall Market. One of London’s oldest markets, Leadenhall Market dates back to the 14th century and is situated in what was the centre of Roman London. Once a popular and thriving meat and poultry market, the site is now an arcade with a host of boutique style shops housed under ornate roof arches and skylights.
Leadenhall Market Socks are worked from the top down, starting with a ribbed cuff. Then you will work the cobbled paths of reverse stockinette either side of a delicate eyelet lace pattern inspired by the rooftop skylights that run the length of the market.
The pattern is written for 3 adult sizes and video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used to make the socks.
This pattern includes video tutorials for:
Dividing stitches over DPN’s
Picking up the heel gusset slip stitches
Kitchener stitch to close the toe
Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl, slip stitch, short rows, eyelets, decreases
Sizes and Measurements
Hand knit socks are designed to be slightly smaller than the foot length to give a small amount of negative ease. This means that they will hug the foot and leg and stay in place. The sizes given are a ‘to fit’ size. The actual socks will be slightly smaller to allow a little stretch for a snug fit.
The sizes given in this pattern are for adult sizes in small, medium and large. To determine which size sock to knit you will need to measure your foot as follows:
Circumference – Take a tape measure and wrap this around the widest part of your foot, just before your toes.
Length – Take a ruler and place it on the floor. With the back of your heel on ‘0’ measure the length to the top of your longest toe.
If your measurements are in between the sizes given, select the nearest circumference size as the length can be easily adjusted to fit.
• Small Adult - 8” / 20.5cm foot circumference and 8.5” / 21.5cm length from tip of toe to back of heel • Medium Adult - 9” / 23cm foot circumference and 9.25” / 23.5cm length from tip of toe to back of heel • Large Adult - 9.75” / 25cm foot circumference and 10” / 25.5cm length from tip of toe to back of heel
The size shown in the pattern photographs is for the small adult.
Gauge - 32 stitches and 44 rnds to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
*The free pattern will be an e-mailed digital version. If you would like a printed copy then this will be provided for an additional £1.50
**There will be an option to purchase these additional items on your order.