The Point of Ayre Lighthouse Socks represent a real lighthouse at the northern tip of the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea called the Point of Ayre. It’s a very beautiful and romantic spot with the striking landmark of a red and white striped lighthouse communicating with the norther Irish Sea between Belfast in Northern Ireland, the Mull of Galloway in Scotland and Whitehaven in the English Lake District.
I have been pondering how to turn the lighthouse into socks and in the end I decided to use the shape of the socks as a guide. The lighthouse is surrounded by an extensive gravel bank, so I have placed the water as the sole of the sock.
The instructions for this sock are given as a line-by-line written instruction with a wide range of measurements. The original sock pattern is for mid calf socks. An adaptation for extending the pattern to knee-high socks is also attached.
Special Offer until the end of the month, i.e. 30th April 2018 23:59 UK time: Buy all three Manx Lighthouse patterns and save £2. Just enter the coupon code “Manx Special”. Previous purchases are taken into account!
Sonderangebot bis Ende des Monats, also bis zum 30. April 2018 23:59 englische Zeit: Beim Kauf von allen drei Leuchtturm-Anleitungen gibt’s £2 (ca. 2.40€) Rabatt. Einfach nur den Coupon-Code Manx Special eingeben. Frühere Käufe werden einberechnet!
Difficulty: intermediate/ reasonably experienced
- circular knitting with double-pointed needles
- slip-stitch techniques
- intarsia techniques
- picking up stitches
- three-needle bind-off
This sock requires small amounts of yarn, i.e. less than 25g of each colour, so it is an ideal project to use up remnant yarns!
Colours required in DK (11wpi) yarn:
- white (+ sparkle white, optional)
- blue (a variegated blue would give a more “watery” effect)
- invisible elastic knit-in thread
2.50mm (US 1.5) double-pointed needles
3.00mm (US 2.5) double-pointed needles
3.50mm (US 4) double-pointed needles
- bodkin or darning/tapestry needle
- stitch holder
- stitch marker (or a different coloured piece of thick yarn