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Hoar Frost Cuff-down pattern


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Hoar (or Haw) frost is the term for the delicate layer of frost often seen tracing the outline of leaves and seed heads after a hard frost. Delicate layers of tiny ice needles crystallise along all surfaces accentuating the beauty of the natural world. Inspired by lacy delicate fronds these toe-up socks feature a delicate lace panel and a slipped stitch mock cable which looks complicated but in reality is very simple to work. This pattern is written for the magic loop technique but can be easily adapted for your preferred method of small circumference knitting. For the non-lace lovers the pattern is easily adaptable to produce a pleasing but less feminine version - details are given in the pattern appendix. As with many of my patterns this is available in both toe-up and cuff down versions. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit socks from the cuff down, cable, work simple lace, work twisted stitches GAUGE 32st to 4" SUGGESTED YARN 400 yards of Fingering weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • 100g sock weight (fingering weight) yarn,
  • cable needle (if required)

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Louise Tilbrook Designs
Louise Tilbrook Designs
My username is LouiseTilbrook and my website is My passion for knitting socks has finally spilled over into sock pattern design. My aim is to create simple but classic socks in semi-solid and solid colours - suitable for men and women alike. All too often I have struggled to find sock patterns suitable for the men in my life which don’t involve miles of stockinette so I decided to create a range of straightforward and elegant patterns, easily adaptable for men and women. I love to support British Indie dyers and have a particular fondness for semi-solids and subtle colourways. If you like my designs please consider joining my Facebook page to ensure you stay up to date with all my latest projects.