For this pattern I used:
Total Metres/Yardage: 140m/150yds.
Needles: 3.75mm double pointed needles.
Tension: 21 stitches and 40 rows to 10cm square over pattern using 3.75mm needles.
Measurements: to fit average adult hand. Length from cuff to top is 21cm. This is when not stretched; it stretches to 27cm.
Skill level: ♦ ♦ ♦ ◊ ◊
The pattern is very simple and can be seen in the Trá socks. Knitting the thumb makes it slightly more complex.
My design ideas and advice: I named this pattern Tra because it is the Irish for beach and the ridges remind me of the ridges the sea makes on the beach as it laps the shore. The Mohair Tweed is a gorgeous yarn to knit with, it has colours that twinkle at you as you knit each stitch.
Suggestions of cost of yarn to knit:
Two balls of Knoll Mohair Tweed: £11.90.
Two balls of West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester DK in dyed shades: £9.70
One hank of West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester DK in undyed shades: £7.95
One hank of Wensleydale Gems DK: £8.50