Interweave Knits Gordon Highlander Socks
The re-creation of The Gordon Highlander Sock was inspired by what is perhaps the first photograph of a military regiment: the 92nd Gordon Highlanders at Edinburgh Castle photographed in 1846. It depicts the regalia, including tartan kilt socks, and may be the earliest known evidence of multicolored knitting in complex patterns. The photograph fueled the designer Anne Berk’s quest to re-create the traditional socks. From the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Piecework magazine.
Finished Size: 10" in circumference and 11.5" long from back of heel to tip of toe
Yarn: Valley Yarns Huntington, 75% merino wool/25% nylon yarn, fingering weight, 2 hanks of #0980 Moss Green, 1 hank each of #0010 Natural and #0605 Grey
Needles: US 2 (2.75mm) straight needles
Other Notions: Tapestry needle, sharp
Gauge: 18 sts and 22 rows = 2" in St st
Photograph by Joe Coca.
- Anne Berk
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