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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Llanberis

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Casting on
  • Basic stitches (knit, purl)
  • Knitting flat and in the round
  • Decreasing (k2tog, ssk)
  • Picking up stitches
  • Grafting (Kitchener stitch)

Pattern Description:

Sturdy hiking socks made from British wool, to weather the elements on the hills and mountains, named after the town at the foot of Snowdon that is a popular destination for walkers and climbers.

Knitted at a smaller gauge than usual to accomodate a pure wool yarn, these socks are warm, stretchy, and will wick moisture from your feet as well as any hitech performance material.

Designed for use in hiking boots, they have an eye of partridge heel for additional reinforcement and the smooth ribbing hugs your leg all the way up without the need for tight elastic cuffs.

Dpns? Magic loop? 2 circulars? Instructions are written for use with all needle configurations, so no need to interpret them for your own use.


34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette worked in the round, washed

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 16cm // 16.25'' circumference (unstretched) around leg and foot.


  • 273 - 437 yards (250 - 400 m) fingering weight pure wool yarn
  • US 0 - 2.0 mm needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

437 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Angels & Elephants Hand-dyed Shetland wool



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