Named for Ireland’s River Barrow, the swirling Celtic-style cables of these socks suggest its powerful currents. At 192 km (120 mi) the Barrow is the second longest river in the country, behind the more famous River Shannon. It is one of a group of rivers known as “The Three Sisters”, along with the River Suir and the River Nore.
Worked on two circular needles, the front of these cuff down socks are adorned with bold cables, the back with an alternating rib of cable and lace. The variety of patterning keeps the knitting interesting, and you’ll be surprised how quickly these socks seem to go.
Size 7” Two pairs US size 1.5 (2.5mm) circular needles, 24 inch. (Or size to obtain gauge.)
Size 8” Two pairs US size 3 (3.25mm) circular needles, 24 inch. (Or size to obtain gauge.)
Spare DPN in the same size as the circular needles.
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino, Colorway: Storm Cloud, 100% Superwash Merino, 350 yards per skein. 1 Skein.
Size 7” 36.5 stitches = 4”(10cm) in stitch pattern, slightly stretched.
Size 8” 32 stitches = 4”(10cm) in stitch pattern, slightly stretched.
Finished Measurement: 7 (8”) (20 cm) circumference at leg and foot.