Sock of the Month: “Canterbury” Socks
Step back in time in our elegant "Canterbury" Socks ...
Featuring Knit One Crochet Too's Crock O Dye yarn!
With an impressive mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, much of the 1400 year history of Canterbury Cathedral (and England during this time period) can be read within its beautiful walls! For that reason is it often referred to as “England in Stone".
The original cathedral was built by order of St. Augustine beginning in 598 AD. However, most of what can be seen today dates from 1067 due to a fire that all but destroyed the original structure. The cathedral's famed stained-glass windows were created in the late 1100s and early 1200s.
Its role as a monastery lasted until 1540 when King Henry VIII ordered the shrine of St. Thomas destroyed. The cathedral then became the headquarters of the Church of England.
The structure survived the Civil War of the 1640s and heavy bombing during World War II. Through all of this, the Canterbury Cathedral has remained one of the oldest and most famous spiritual buildings in England. It is awe inspiring to anyone who looks upon the expansive nave and intricate architecture of the cloisters ... both of which influenced the design of our "Canterbury" Socks!
Bonus: Get the pattern FREE with purchase of Knit One Crochet Too's Crock-O-Dye Yarn!
Thank you to Grace for suggesting Canterbury Cathedral as a theme for this month's sock!
by Amy Loberg
Pattern FREE with purchase
of Crock O Dye
The cables on the top of the Canterbury Socks were inspired by the Cathedral's cloisters built in the 15th century. And wow ... did Amy do a great job translating the gothic tracery and delicate columns into the design of these socks!
Knit from the top down starting with a twisted rib, the series of cables are mirrored front and back. Columns run down the back of the leg and the top of the foot. Another set of tracery like cables flow gracefully to the end of the toe. A full gusset and ribbed heel flap give a snug, comfortable fit. You'll love wearing these cozy, elegant socks!
7" (8", 8¾") approx. foot circumference
1 skein of Knit One Crochet Too Crock O Dye
Shown in Amber
Approximately 360, (375, 400) yards (1 skein)
2 x 24" circular needles to obtain gauge and size - SEE SIZES BELOW
Small Cuff: 2.75mm Foot: 2.25mm
Medium Cuff: 3.0mm Foot: 2.50mm
Large Cuff: 3.25mm Foot: 2.75mm or 3.0mm
28 - 30 sts = 4" in Stockinette
"Crock-O-Dye" yarn is kettle dyed for a great tonal effect. With a generous amount of silk and just enough nylon this yarn is perfect for making durable socks. It's soft and has great stitch definition as well!
65% Superwash Wool / 20% Nylon / 15% Silk
Yardage / Weight
416 yds in 100g
28 - 32 sts over 4" on US 1– 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]
Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat