Turing and the Apple socks

Turing and the Apple socks

31st Dec 2014: temporarily removed from sale due to EU VAT digital sales law.

turing long shot

Turing and the Apple socks

Turing on an AppleInspired by the colourway of my yarn, MacIntosh, I started thinking about apples. I then remembered the tale of the English mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing who died after eating a poisoned apple. It is said that the Apple Macintosh computer logo is an homage to this brilliant man.

In this top-down sock, garter stitch flows from the ribbing, through the leg, into the heel and on to the foot.turing back view

The ankle-length leg is perfect for a summer sock, but it is very easy to lengthen to your personal taste.

The heel is a deep style called a German Heel (appropriate given the role Turing played during the Second World War at Bletchley Park) and the toe decreases are more widely spaced than usual to fit in with the overall design.

Turing side viewThis would make a great men’s sock, made in slightly more sober colours (or not, as the case may be!).

Yarn: Wooly Wonka Fibers Bamboo and Superwash Wool Sock Yarn, in “MacIntosh” (378 yds/345 m, 60% merino superwash wool, 30% bamboo, and 10% nylon)

Needles/notions: Set of 5 2.5 mm/US 1.5 needles (or size to obtain gauge).

Blunt needle for weaving in of ends,

Row counter and stitch markers (optional).

turing front viewSizes: Small to fit 7-8”/18-20 cm, Medium to fit 8-9”/20-23 cm, Large to fit 9-10”/23-25.5 cm (Size shown is Medium and is on a 9” foot).

9 sts and 12 rows = 2.5 cm/1” over stocking stitch on 2.5 mm needles in the round

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