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I live on a smallholding by the sea in the south of New Zealand where I have my own sheep for wool and various other animals. I love designing and knitting - mostly Fair Isle - and playing music.

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Regard Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Regard Socks
Regard Socks
Regard Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should be able to work in the round and to follow written directions and a simple colourwork chart.

Pattern Description:

The pattern was inspired by the Victorian Regard ring where the word regard is spelled out as an acrostic in jewels - ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby and diamond. A Regard ring would be given to a sweetheart to show that she was held in high esteem.
The design starts with a lacy cuff, then a slipstitch pattern for the jewels. Around the toe is a little bit of colourwork to represent the scrolled gold of an old Regard ring.


34 stitches and 46 rows to 10cm (4 inches) measured over plain fabric

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • from ribbing to heel 27 cm and from heel to toe 24/25/26 cm.


  • 1 set four dpns size 12/ 2.75mm/ US size 2

Suggested yarn:

500 meters of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Renaissance Dyeing Troubadour


Ecru, Castellan, Narbonne, Carmine, Troubadour, Maury

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