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ravel the world by foot and explore cultures with international sock knitting sensation Stephanie van der Linden as your tour guide in Around the World in Knitted Socks. Try your hand at new stitch motifs, colors, knitting techniques, and construction details, all blending regional knitting traditions with Stephanie’s signature elements. Each of the 26 original sock patterns evokes a signature cultural tradition. Patterns incorporate motifs such as Turkish kilim carpets, Japanese sashiko embroidery, Belgian lace, American quilts, and Scottish argyle tartan, or use traditional techniques such as Estonian and Latvian braids, Norwegian stranded knitting, and Austrian twisted-stitch designs. Step across France, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Armenia, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and more with these designs inspired by unique national customs.

stephanie van der linden is a knitwear designer based in Friedberg, Germany. Her designs have appeared in Twist Collective and Anna Crafts magazines. She is the author of six knitting books in German.

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stephanie van der linden

You can leave your passport at home but make sure to pack your knitting needles. Filled with global designs and techniques, Around the World in Knitted Socks is the perfect armchair travel guide for knitters looking to add some international flair to their sock collections.

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Editor Anne Merrow Technical Editor Karen Frisa Translation C. Elizabeth Wellenstein Cover & Interior Design nice kern, llc Photography Frechverlag, except pages 43, 51, 65, 75, and 109 (iStockphoto.com) Production Design Katherine Jackson

The original German edition was published as Socken aus aller Welt. © 2008 frechverlag GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany (www.web.de) This edition is published by arrangement with Claudia Böhme Rights & Literary Agency, Hannover, Germany (www.agency-boehme.com). First North American edition published in 2010 by Interweave Press LLC. All rights reserved. Interweave Press LLC 201 East Fourth Street Loveland, CO 80537-5655 USA interweavestore.com Printed in China by Asia Pacific Offset Ltd. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Linden, Stephanie van der. [Socken aus aller Welt. English] Around the world in knitted socks : 26 inspired designs / Stephanie van der Linden. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 978-1-59668-230-6 1. Knitting--Patterns. 2. Socks. I. Title. TT825.L54 2010 746.43’2--dc22 2010008140

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f o r E wo r d knitting around the world

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n the course of the last century, knitting has reached almost every corner of the world—knit and purl stitches are familiar in almost every culture. Although the basic techniques are the same everywhere, there

is always something new to be discovered from local patterns and motifs. Creative elements and special techniques have spread along trade routes and through colonization. They appeared in new places, put down roots, and evolved along with the local textile and ceramic patterns that were common in a given country. Originally reserved exclusively for men, sock knitting became a job for women as well and was passed down from generation to generation. Socks were valued not only as accessories that protected feet and kept them warm, but also as decorative pieces. In addition to different patterns, different methods of sock knitting have developed as well. For example, in Europe socks are knitted from cuff to toe, while in Turkey and many Balkan states, socks are knitted from toe to cuff. The inspiration for the patterns in this book was drawn from many different cultures. Discover the diversity of color and design on a journey through the world of sock knitting. Happy knitting! StEphanIE van dEr LIndEn

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eavily cabled patterns made up of twisted and traveling stitches are characteristic of designs of Alpine regions. In this design, the traditional “forgotten love” clock pattern travels diagonally across the instep of the sock.

Finished size 8 (8½, 8¾)"

Notions Markers (m); cable

(20.5 [21.5, 22] cm) foot

needle (cn); tapestry needle.

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Gauge 32 sts and 42 rnds =

(10½, 10¾)" (25.5 [26.5, 27.5] cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38– 39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10½" (26.5 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #2191 terra, 2 balls.

Needles U.S. size 0 (2 mm) for smallest size, or U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm) for 2 larger sizes: set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

4" (10 cm) in St st for smallest size; 30 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st for 2 larger sizes.

Notes For U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (European sizes 36–37), work pattern as given to end of heel. For a shorter foot, work increases and deceases for diagonal traveling pattern every 3rd round (instead of every 4th round). For U.S. women’s shoe sizes 9–10½ (European sizes 40–41), work Row 1 of Diagonal chart as an increase round just as for Rows 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, and 25.

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right sock cuFF CO 75 sts. Divide sts onto 4 dpn (19 sts each on Needles 1–3, 18 sts on Needle 4), place marker (pm), and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Work in k2 through back loop (tbl), p1 rib for 12 rnds.

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holdininback, back,k1tbl, k2, k2p1 from cncn (k1,(k1tbl, p1), k2p1) from cn cn 1 sts st onto no stitch M M1stitch b b no stitch sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, from p2, k2 from cn b k2 2from stsonto ontocn, cn,hold holdinin infront, front,k1tbl, k1, b b p2,k1 from cnonto sl 1 st k1tbl from cn cn, k1tbl cn k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn hold in front, no stitch pattern repeat sl 2 sts onto cn, hold back, k2, p2k1tbl from cn no stitch front, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from cn no stitch sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k2, from cn sl 2 sts back, k2, p2 from cn pattern repeat k1tbl, from cn b b no stitch pattern b k1tbl no stitchrepeat 2 st stsonto ontocn, cn,hold holdininfront, front,p1, k2, k2 sl from cnonto sl 2 sts sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn sl 1 from cn pattern b 2 (p1, k1tbl), from pattern repeat no stitchrepeat (k1, p1), k2 k2 from cn cn b 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, k2 from cn front, (k1, p1), k2sts from cncn, hold in front, b b sl p1 from pattern repeat sl 1 2 st 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1 st onto cn, hold inin p1 from cn b marker position k1 cn (k1tbl, p1), k2 from cn p2,b k2 sl from cnonto cn, hold in back, k2, (k1tbl, p1) from cn marker position end of of Needle Needle 2 2 sts sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k1, b marker position end 2 b slp1), 2 sts in front, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from cn marker position 2 st stsonto onto cn, hold inback, back, p2 from cnonto bk2, end of Needle 2 front, (k1tbl, k2 fromcn, cn hold sl 1 k1 cn b marker position marker position sl onto cn, hold back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn end of Needle 2 2 sts stsonto ontocn, cn,hold holdin infront, front,k2, k2, k2from from cnonto sl 2 sts cn, hold in back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn sl 2 1 st cn, hold inin p1, from cn b k1tbl end of Needle 2 marker position end of Needle 2 front, (k1, p1), k2 from cncn, hold in front, (p1, k1tbl), k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, k2 from cn b b end of Needle sl 1 1 st st onto cn, 2 hold in in back, back, k1, k1, p1 p1 from cn b sl 2 sts onto cn, hold back, k2, (k1tbl, p1) from cn p2, k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, b(k1tbl, end of Needle 2 back, k2, p1) from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k1, sl onto cn, hold from cn sl 1 2 st sts ontocn, cn,hold holdinin inback, front,k2, (k1tbl, k2 fromcn, cn hold in end of onto Needle 2hold sl 1 st cn, 2 in back, k1, p1 cn 2 sts onto cn, hold back, k2, p2from from cnonto slp1), 2 sts in front, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from cn sl onto k1 cn b end of Needle sl 1 in back, k1, p1 from from cn end of st Needle 2 cn, back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn sl k2 2 from sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2k2, from cn b sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1, from cn end of onto Needle 2hold b p1 k1, cn (k1tbl, p1) from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1, from cn front, p1, k1 from cn b p1 sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, (p1, k1tbl), k2 from cn (k1, p1), k2 k2 from cn cn b sl 2 sts cn, hold in front, (p1, k1tbl), from cn hold in back, k2, back, k2, from cn sl 1 st p1, k1 from cn back, k1, from cn sl onto (k1tbl, from sl 1 st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, front, p1, p1 k1 from cn onto back, k1, p1 from cn p2, k2 k2 from cnonto sl 2 p1) sts cn, (k1tbl, p1) from cn sl 2 2 sts sts onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, front, k2, k1, b back, k1, p1 from cn sl 1 1 st st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1 from cn b b sl onto cn, hold in back, k1, p1 from cn front, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, p2 from cn front, p1, k1 from cn b b b sl1 st 1 onto st onto onto cn, hold in in back, front, p1,b p1 k1k1tbl from cn onto back, k1tbl, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn cn, hold in front, k1, from cn b b slsl cn, hold in back, back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn b sl 2 2 sts sts k2, k2 from cnonto 1 st cn, hold from cn front, p1, k1 from cn b b sl onto cn, hold in front, (p1, k1tbl), k2 from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn front, p1, k1 from cn front, (k1, p1), k2 from cn sl 2 sts cn, hold in front, (p1, k1tbl), k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, b b b front, p1, k1 k1 from cn onto sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold in in front, back, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn b bb sl p1, from cn back, k2, p1) sl 2 sts cn, hold in front, p2, (k1tbl, k2 from cnfrom cn back, k1tbl, from cn b k1tbl k1, p1 from cn cn, hold b bb b back, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn sl 1 st onto hold in front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn p1, k1 from cn b b bb sl k2 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from cn b back, k2, p2 from cnk2 sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn k2, from cn (p1, k1tbl), from cn back, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn b b bb sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn back, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn b sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn b b bb back, k1tbl, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn b bbb sl k1tbl from cn slfrom 2 sts onto k1tbl), from (k1, p1), k2 k2 from cn cn front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn cn, hold in front, (p1, b b bb sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn back, k1tbl, cn k1tbl from cn back, k2, (k1tbl, p1) cn b bb b p1 slfrom 2 sts onto hold in front, p2, k2 from cnfrom sl p1 cn front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn b b sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, back, k1tbl, p1 from cn front, k1tbl, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn cn, front, k2, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, p2 from cn b b b bb front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, p1 from cn sl k1tbl, k1tbl from cn cn, hold in back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn bb bb slfrom 2 sts onto back, k1tbl, p1 cn b bb sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, back, k1tbl, p1 from cn front, p1, k1tbl from cn k1tbl, k1tbl from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, (p1, k1tbl), k2 from cn bb b (k1, p1), k2 from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1tbl from cn back, k1tbl, k1tbl, p1slfrom from cn bb sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1tbl from cn back, back, k2, p1) 2 stscn onto cn, hold in front, p2, (k1tbl, k2 from cnfrom cnalpine glow b p1 bb back, k1tbl, p1slfrom from cn sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, front, p1, k1tbl from cn bb sl k1tbl, p1 cn 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from cn front, p1, k1tbl from cn b sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1tbl from cn b back, k2, k1 from cn k1tbl, p1 from cn b k1 b sl from 2 sts sts onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k2, from cn front, p1, k1tbl cn b sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k2, from cn front, p1, k1tbl from cn sl 2 onto (p1, k1tbl), from (k1, p1), k2 k2 from cn cn b front, p1,b k1 k1tbl from cn sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, back, k2, k1 from cn sl p1, k1tbl sl from 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, (k1tbl, p1) from cn b back, k2, k1 from cncncn bk2 sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k2, from cn 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k1,k1 from front, p1, k1tbl from cn b k1, sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2 from cn 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k2, k1 from cn sl 2 2 sts ontocn, cn,hold holdin inback, front,k2, k1, k2from from cnonto cn, hold in back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn 1 sts st onto onto cn, hold inin back, k2, k1 from cncn sl 2 sts b k1 1 st cn sl onto cn, hold front, k1, k2 from sl st onto k2, from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, (p1, k1tbl), k2 from cn 2 onto cn, hold front, k1, k2 from cn b k1 front, k1, k2 from cn sl 1 2 sts ontocn, cn,hold holdin inback, back, k2, k2 from cn 1 sts st onto cn, hold inin back, k2, k1 from cn b sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, (k1tbl, p1) from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, k2 from cn front, k2, k1, k2 k2 from from cnonto cn, hold in front, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from cn sl 2 onto hold back, cn front, k1, k2 from cn sl 2 sts front, k2, k1, k2 k2 from from cn sl 2 2 sts sts onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, back, cn sl k1, k2 from cn b k2 sl 2 sts sts onto cn, cn, hold in in back, back, k2, k2 from cn front, k2, k2, k2 from from cn cn k1, b b

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Finishing Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts and pull tight. Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

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ssk M1 no stitchrepeat pattern k2tog ssk M1 no stitchposition pattern repeat marker ssk M1 no stitchposition pattern repeat2 marker end of Needle M1 no stitchposition pattern repeat2 end of Needle sl1 1stst onto slmarker onto cn,cn, holdhold in in back, k1, p1 from cn no stitch back, k1, p1 from cn pattern repeat marker position sl 1 st onto cn, hold p1, p1 k1 from from cn cn end of onto Needle sl 1 st cn, 2hold in in front, back, k1,

M knit knit knit knit knit purl purl purl purl purl purl purl b b purl repeat purl sl 1stst st onto cn, hold in front, back, k1tbl, from marker position sl onto p1, p1 k1k1tbl from cn cn cn slpattern onto cn,cn, hold in in end of Needle 2hold purl k1tbl sl1 1 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1, from k1tbl k1tbl k1tbl b b k1tbl k1tbl b b k1tbl front, p1, k1 from cn k1tbl sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn sl 1 1 st onto cn, 2hold hold in front, back, k1tbl, from marker position k1tbl sl cn, p1, p1 k1k1tbl from cn cn cn end of onto Needle sl 1 st st onto cn, hold in in back, k1, from k1tbl k2tog k2tog bb k2tog b k2tog b b sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, back, k1tbl, from cn cn k2tog k2tog k1tbl, p1 k1tbl from k2tog k2tog sl1 1 1 st onto cn, hold in front, back, k1tbl, from slsl onto cn,cn, hold in in sl onto p1, p1 k1k1tbl from cn cn cn end of Needle 2hold k2tog sl 1stst st onto cn, hold in back, k1, from k2tog b ssk ssk sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1tbl from cn b bb ssk back, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn b ssk sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, p1 from cn b ssk sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k1tbl, k1tbl, k1tbl k1tbl from from cn ssk sl ssk ssk sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, front, k1, p1, p1 k1 from from cn cn cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, ssk b ssk sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k2, k1 from cn M1 b M1 sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1tbl from cn b bb M1 b sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, p1 from cn M1 onto k1tbl, k1tbl k1tbl from from cn cn slsl 11 stst onto cn,cn, holdhold in in M1 sl 1 st cn, hold in front, back, k1tbl, M1 sl 2 1 sts st onto onto cn, hold front, from cn M1 M1 M1 sl onto cn,hold holdininback, front,p1, k1,k1 k2from fromcn cn b sl onto cn, M1 front, k1tbl, k1tbl no stitch stitch b bb sl 1 1 st st onto cn,from holdcnin in back, front, k2, p1, k1 k1tbl from cn cn no b b sl 1 st onto cn, hold in k1tbl, p1 from no stitch sl cn, hold in k1tbl, k1tbl k1tbl from from cn cn no sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, hold in front, back, k1tbl, no stitch no stitch stitch no stitch sl onto cn, hold from cn sl 2 2 sts stsonto ontocn, cn,hold holdinin in back, front, k2, k1, k2 k2from fromcn cn bb no stitch no stitch sl sl1 1 1stst st onto cn, hold in back, front, k2, p1, k1 k1tbl from cn cn no stitchrepeat b b pattern repeat sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, p1 from sl onto cn, hold in pattern sl 1 st onto cn, hold ininfront, k1tbl, pattern repeat pattern sl onto cn, k2, k2 k2k1tbl fromfrom cn cn pattern repeat repeat pattern repeat sl 2 2 sts sts onto cn, hold hold in front, back, k2, from cn pattern repeat sl onto cn, hold front, k1, k2from fromcn cn b back, k1tbl, p1 cn, from cn in sl 2 1 sts st onto cn, hold ininfront, back, k2, b pattern repeat sl 1 st onto hold p1, k1 k1tbl from cn cn pattern repeat pattern repeat sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, p1 from marker position marker position sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, p2 from cn marker position marker position sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn marker position sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, k2 from cn marker position sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k1, k2 from cn b marker position sl1 1 1stst st onto cn, hold in front, back, k2, k1 from cn cn onto p1, from marker position slsl onto cn,cn, holdhold in in marker position sl p2,k1tbl k2 from from cn marker position end of Needle 2 end of Needle 2 sl 2 2 sts sts onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, back, k2, end sl onto cn, in k2, p2 k2 from from cn cn end of Needle 2 sl 2 2 sts sts onto cn, hold hold in front, back, k2, k2 cn end of of Needle Needle 2 2 front, p1, k1tbl from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k1, k2 from cn end of Needle 2 sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k2, k1 from cn end of Needle 2 end of Needle 2 sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, (k1, p1), k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, p2, k2 from cn end of Needle 2 sl 1 1ofst stNeedle onto 2cn, cn, hold hold in in back, back, k1, k1, p1 p1 from cn sl from 2 sts sts cn onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, back, k2, p2 from cn sl onto sl 2 onto k2, k2 from cn end sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1, p1 from cn sl from 2 sts sts cn onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, back, k2, cn sl k1, b sl 2 onto k1, k2 k2 from from cnfrom cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1, p1 from cn sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, back, k1, p1 p1 from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1, p1 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, (k1, p1), k2 from sl 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, back, k1, p1 from cn front, k1, p1, k1 from cn sl from 2 sts cn onto cn, hold hold in in back, front, k2, p2, p2 k2 from from cn cn cn sl 1 p1, k1 from cn sl sts cn, back, p1 sl p1, k1 from cn sl 2 2 sts onto onto cn, hold hold in in back, front, k2, k2, k2 k2 from from cn cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1 from cn b sl 2 sts onto sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, front, p1, k1 from cn cn, b sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1 from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from cn cn slk1tbl 2 sts from onto cn, hold in in front, back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1 from cn back, k1tbl, cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold (k1, p1), k2 from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, p2, k2 from cn front, p1, k1 from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, p2 from cn sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, back,bk1tbl, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn hold in front, k2, k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn b sl k1tbl from cn sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, back, k1tbl, cn slk1tbl 2 sts sts from onto cn, hold in in front, back, k2, (k1tbl, p1) b sl 2 onto (k1tbl, p1), k2 from from cn cn back, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn sl k1tbl, k1tbl from cn, cn hold slk1tbl 2 sts sts from onto cn, hold in in front, back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k1tbl, from cn sl 2 cn, hold (k1, p1), k2 from back, k1tbl, cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn sl k1tbl 2 sts sts onto onto cn, hold in in back, front, k2, p2, p2 k2 from cn cn sl k1tbl from cn b k1tbl, sl 2 onto cn, hold from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k1tbl from cn b k1tbl, sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, (p1, k1tbl), k2 from cn b slp1 2 sts sts onto cn, hold in in front, back, k2, (k1tbl, p1) b sl 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, front, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn back, k1tbl, from cn sl 2 onto cn, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from from cn cn sl 1 from cn slp1 2 sts sts onto cn, hold in in back, k2, (p1, k1tbl) from cn front, k1tbl, k1tbl, k1tbl from cn hold sl from cn 2 onto p1), k2 from sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, p1 from cn slp1 2 sts onto cn, hold hold in front, front, (k1, p2, k2 from cn cn sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, back,bbk1tbl, k1tbl,sl p1 from cn cn, sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, p1 from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, p1 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, (p1,(k1tbl, k1tbl),p1) k2 from cn cn b sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1tbl, from cn front, p1, k1tbl from cn b sl 2 onto cn, sl p1, from cn slp1 2 sts sts onto cn, hold hold in in back, front, k2, (k1tbl, p1), k2 from from cn cn back, p1 from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1tbl from cn sl onto from sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, front, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl k1tbl from cncn, sl 2 2 sts sts onto cn, hold hold in in back, front, (k1,(p1, p1),k1tbl) k2 from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1tbl from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, k1tbl from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1tbl from cn b p1, b sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1tbl from cncn, back, k2, k1 from cn b sl 2 sts onto hold in front, k2, (p1,(k1tbl, k1tbl),p1) k2 from cn cn sl k2, k1 cn sl 2 onto cn, front, p1, k1tbl from cn b sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, back, k2, k1 from cn sl from 2 sts sts onto cn, hold hold in in back, front, k2, (k1tbl, k2 from from cn cn sl from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, (p1,p1), k1tbl) from sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k2, k1 from cn sl 1 1 st st onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, back, k2, k2, k1 k1 from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k2, k1 from cn

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next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d.

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knit purl k1tbl k2tog 55 knit purl k1tbl k2tog ssk 3 3 knit purl k1tbl k2tog ssk M1 1 *1 * purl k1tbl k2tog ssk M1 no stitch

There is but a dec but nok1tbl **there is a dec no inc on row 1 inc k2tog

time; needle 4 Knit—68 sts rem; 17 sts on

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111 1

9 knit purl 9

b b b b

M

113 3 b

b b

b

b

from back of heel.

b

b b b b

measures 7½ (8, 8¼)" (19 [20.5, 21] cm)

115 5

b b

b

b

Work in patt as established until foot

117 7 b

b b

next rnd Knit to m, work Row 5 (22, 22) of Vertical chart, knit to end.

b

b b

Diagonal chart reaches end of instep sts (chart Row 4 [21, 21]).

119 9

b b


left sock

Heel flap

cuFF

Work back and forth in rows for 32 rows,

CO 75 sts. Divide sts onto 4 dpn (19 sts

with a WS row.

each on Needles 1–3, 18 sts on Needle 4),

working sts as they appear and ending

place marker (pm), and join for working in

Turn Heel

the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Work short-rows as foll:

Work in k2 through back loop (tbl), p1 rib

short-row 1 (RS) K19, ssk, k1, turn.

for 12 rnds.

short-row 2 Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn.

leg

short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn.

DiamonD Work Rows 1–40 of Leg chart—72 sts rem; 18 sts on each needle.

short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 six more

Rep last 3 rnds 8 more times—68 (68,

CloCk

times—20 heel sts rem.

Begin diagonal patt as foll:

SHape GuSSeT

4; 17 (17, 18) sts each on Needles 2 and 3.

next rnd needle 1 K5, work Row 1 of Right Diagonal chart (see Notes), pm as indicated on chart; needle 2 Work 12 sts according to Vertical chart (see page 11), k6; needles 3 and 4 Knit—71 (71, 72) sts rem; 17 (17, 18) sts on Needle 1, 18 sts each on Needles 2–4.

next rnd Arrange and renumber needles as foll: With an empty needle (Needle 1), k20 heel sts, pick up and knit 16 sts along edge of heel flap; knit to 2 sts before m, work Row 1 of Right Diagonal chart (see Notes), knit to end (Needles 2 and 3); with another needle (Needle 4), pick up and knit 16 sts along edge of heel flap, k10 from Needle 1—86 (86, 88) sts total; 26 sts each on Needles 1 and 4; 17 (17, 18) sts each on Needles 2 and 3. Instep is worked on Needles 2 and 3; sole is worked on Needles 1 and 4.

Foot

Work in patt as established, working Diagonal and Vertical charts on Needles 1 and 2 and working in St st on Needles 3 and 4, to end of Vertical chart—diagonal patt has shifted to beg of needle.

heel Needle 3 onto one needle—36 sts for heel.

next rnd needle 1 Knit; needles 2 and 3 Knit to chart, work Right Diagonal chart, knit to end; needle 4 Knit.

Heel will be worked back and forth in rows

Work 1 more rnd in patt as established.

on these 36 sts; rem 35 (35, 36) sts will be

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 3 Work in patt as established; needle 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—2 sts dec’d.

Place 18 sts of Needle 2 and 18 sts of

worked later for instep. Cut yarn and, with RS facing, reattach at beg of Needle 2.

70) sts rem; 17 sts each on Needles 1 and

Work even in patt as established until Diagonal chart reaches beg of instep sts (chart Row 4 [21, 21]).

next rnd Knit to 1 st before m, work Row 5 (22, 22) of Vertical chart, removing m, knit to end. Work in patt as established until foot measures 7½ (8, 8¼)" (19 [20.5, 21] cm) from back of heel. Knit 1 rnd.

next rnd needle 1 Knit; needle 2 K1, [ssk] 0 (0, 1) time, knit to end; needle 3 Knit to last 0 (0, 3) sts, [k2tog, k1] 0 (0, 1) time; needle 4 Knit—68 sts rem; 17 sts on each needle.

toe Work toe and finish as for right sock.

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delft blue THe neTHerlanDS

w

ith minimal influence from neighboring countries, Dutch knitting designs have remained very distinctive. Stranded-knitting patterns in strong clear colors reflect inspiration from embroidery and quilting as well as ceramic tiles and stoneware.

Finished size 9¼" (23.5 cm)

Needles U.S. size 1

foot circumference and

(2.25 mm): set of 5 double-

10" (25.5 cm) long from

pointed (dpn), or 2 circular

back of heel to tip of

(cir) needles. Adjust needle

toe. To fit U.S. women’s

size if necessary to obtain

shoe sizes 8–10½

the correct gauge.

(European sizes 39–41).

Notions 2 markers (m);

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine

waste yarn for provisional

#1). Shown here: Regia

CO; tapestry needle.

4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon;

Gauge 36 sts and 40 rnds =

229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #1988 blue, #1992 natural, #2002 red, and #1994 loden (green), 1 ball each.

4" (10 cm) in charted patt.

Note This design lends itself to being worked on 2 circular needles instead of dpn (see Glossary).

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hem With red and using the provisional method (see Glossary), CO 72 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm), and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Knit 6 rnds. Purl 1 rnd for turning ridge. Knit 7 rnds. Join hem as foll: Fold fabric at purl rnd. Removing provisional CO as you go, *pick up first st of CO edge and place it onto left needle; k2tog (picked-up st with next st on needle); rep from * around—72 sts.

leg rnd 1 *K6, M1 (see Glossary); rep from * to end—84 sts. Work Rows 1–14 of Tile chart once, then work Rows 1–5 once more. Break yarns.

heel Place first 21 sts of rnd and last 22 sts of rnd onto one needle—43 sts total. Heel will be worked back and forth in rows on these 43 sts; rem 41 sts will be worked later for instep.

Heel flap With RS facing, join natural. Work Rows 1–6 of Heel Heart chart.

next row Work 1 st in St st in natural, work Row 1 of Lozenge chart to last st, work 1 st in St st in natural. Cont in patt, work Rows 1–17 of Lozenge chart 2 times, then work Row 1 once more.

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Turn Heel With natural, work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) K22, ssk, k1, turn.

short-row 2 Sl 1, p2, p2tog, p1, turn.

short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 eight more times—23 heel sts rem.

lozenge Lozenge 117 7

tile Tile

115 5 113 3

113 3

111 1

111 1

99 77

99

heel heart Heel Heart

77

55

55

55

33

33

33

11

11

11

blue blue blue blue blue blue natural natural natural natural natural natural red red red red red red green green green green green green pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat

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SHape GuSSeT next rnd With natural and an empty needle (Needle 1), k23 heel sts, pick up and knit 20 sts along edge of heel flap; work Row 6 of Tile chart, break blue (Needles 2 and 3); with natural and another needle (Needle 4), pick up and knit 20 sts along edge of heel flap, k12 from Needle 1—104 sts total; 31 sts on Needle 1, 21 sts on Needle 2, 20 sts on Needle 3, and 32 sts on Needle 4. Beg of rnd is at center of heel. next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 Work 8 sts according to Sole chart, k2tog with blue, pm, work 21 sts according to Row 7 of Tile chart; needles 2 and 3 Work Row 7 of Tile chart; needle 4 Work 22 sts according to Row 7 of Tile chart, pm, ssk with blue, beg with st 2 of chart, work 8 sts according to Sole chart—102 sts rem. next rnd needle 1 Work Sole chart to 1 st before m, k1 with blue, sl m, work next rnd of Tile chart to end; needles 2 and 3 Work Tile chart; needle 4 Work Tile chart to m, sl m, k1 with blue, work Sole chart to end. Work 2 rnds even in patt as established.

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 Work Sole chart to 2 sts before m, k2tog with blue, sl m, work Tile chart; needles 2 and 3 Work Tile chart; needle 4 Work Tile chart to m, sl m, ssk with blue, work Sole chart to end—2 sts dec’d.

blue blue natural natural natural red red red red red red green green green green green green pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat natural natural natural

Rep last 3 rnds 7 more times—86 sts rem.

next rnd K2tog with natural (removing m), work in patt to last 2 sts, ssk with blue (removing m)—84 sts rem; Row 5 of Tile chart is complete.

pattern repeat

Rearrange sts so that there are 21 sts on each needle.

Foot

sole Sole

Working sts in rep box only, work Rows 1–17 of Lozenge chart once, then work

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Rows 1–6 once more and at the same time on the first rnd, dec 4 sts evenly spaced around—80 sts rem. Work Rows

st 2

st 2

1–6 of Foot Heart chart and at the same time dec 2 sts evenly spaced on Rows 2 and 6—76 sts rem.

toe Change to natural.

next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 3rd rnd 3 more times, every 2nd rnd 4 times, then every rnd 9 times—8 sts rem.

Finishing Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts and pull tight. Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

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FRESH BREEZE Denmark

B

y the fifteenth century, handknitted jackets and stockings were a part of almost every traditional Danish costume. Typical Danish designs feature a large field of patterning interspersed with a small repeating motif and edged with a narrow border.

Finished size 8½" (21.5 cm)

heather, #0030 fire, and

circumference and 9¼

#0091 medium gray heather,

(10, 10¼)" (23.5 [25.5,

1 ball each.

26] cm) long from back of

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25

heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10" (25.5 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia Silk 4-ply (55% wool, 25% nylon,

mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 34 sts and 38 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in lice patt.

20% silk; 219 yd [200 m]/ 50 g): #0054 smoky heather, 2 balls; #0052 gray-blue heather, #0002 natural

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cuFF

heel

With smoky heather, CO 72 sts. Arrange

Heel is worked back and forth using

sts evenly onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm),

short-rows (see Glossary) over 36 sts of

and join for working in the rnd, being

Needles 1 and 4; rem 36 sts will be

careful not to twist sts.

worked later for instep. Work heel in

Work in k1 through back loop (tbl), p1 rib

smoky heather; break other colors.

Heel boTTom

Heel Top

Work back and forth on 36 sts of Needles

for 20 rnds.

leg

short-row 1 (RS) K18, turn.

Work Rows 1–14 of Zigzag Border chart.

short-row 2 Slyo (see Glossary), p35, turn.

With gray-blue heather, purl 1 rnd. Work Rows 1–8 of Wave Border chart. Work Rows 1–18 of Lice chart, then work Rows 1–11 once more. Note: Do not break strand not in use; catch the strand and twist it with the working yarn every 3–5 rnds to secure it as you knit.

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but do not turn—13 slyo sts at each end of heel, 10 plain sts in center. Work to end of rnd in St st, being careful to work each slyo as one st. Work 1 more rnd even.

1 and 4 as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) K6, turn. short-row 2 Slyo, p11, turn.

short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, turn.

short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn.

short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, turn.

short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn.

Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 eleven more

Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 eleven more

times, then work Short-row 3 once more

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zigzag border Zigzag Border

wave border Wave Border

lice Lice

1 13 3

77

117 7

111 1

55

115 5

99

33

113 3

77

11

111 1

55

99

smokey heather smokey heather smoky heather smokey heather

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smokey heather smokey smokey heather heather gray-blue heather heather gray-blue gray-blue heather gray-blue heather gray-blue gray-blue heather heather gray-blue heather natural heather heather natural natural heather natural heather natural heather natural heather natural heather fire fire fire fire fire fire fire medium gray gray heather heather medium medium medium gray gray heather heather medium gray heather medium gray heather medium gray heather pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern pattern repeat repeat

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pattern repeat

next row Slyo, k17 (to end of rnd)—first and last sts of heel are slyos.

Foot Resume working in the rnd, working rem

Rep dec rnd every 3rd rnd 3 more times, every 2nd rnd 4 times, then every rnd 4 times—24 sts rem.

next rnd needles 1 and 3 K4, k2tog; needles 2 and 4 Ssk, k4—20 sts rem.

2 slyo as 1 st on first rnd. Work Rows

Knit sts on Needle 1. Sl sts from Needle 4

14–18 of Lice chart, then work Rows 1–18

onto Needle 1 and from Needle 3 onto

once, then work Rows 1–16 (1–18, 1–18)

Needle 2. Cut yarn, leaving a 24" (61 cm)

once, then work Rows 0 (1–4, 1–8) zero

tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry

(one, one) time—39 (45, 49) rnds of Lice

needle, use the Kitchener st (see

chart.

Glossary) to graft rem sts tog. Weave in

toe

loose ends.

Change to smoky heather.

next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d.

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BY THE FJORDS norway

t

ypical Norwegian patterns are worked in stranded two-color knitting, traditionally in black, dark gray, blue, and red with white. The classic Norwegian Star appears in a number of variations, often combined with small symmetrical borders or stripes of patterning.

Finished size 9" (23 cm)

Notions 3 markers (m);

foot circumference and 10¼"

tapestry needle.

(26 cm) long from back of

Gauge 36 sts and 40 rnds = 4"

heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 7–9½ (European sizes 38–40).

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #1992 natural, #2137 denim, and #2002 cherry red, 1 ball each.

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm): set of 5 double-

(10 cm) in charted patt.

Note Due to the large pattern repeat, consider working this sock on 2 circular (cir) needles instead of double–pointed needles. The top of the Instep chart looks like a checkerboard but will work into vertical lines when knitted.

pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

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leg With denim, CO 80 sts. Arrange sts evenly onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm), and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Knit 10 rnds for rolled edge. Work in k1 through back loop (tbl), p1 rib for 10 rnds. Work Rows 1–40 of Leg chart.

heel Break yarns. Sl first st of Needle 4 to Needle 3. Sl rem 19 sts of Needle 4 to Needle 1, keeping beg of rnd marker in place. Heel will be worked back and forth over 39 sts on Needle 1.

Heel Top With RS facing, reattach denim to first heel st and work short-rows (see Glossary) to shape heel as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) K39, turn. short-row 2 Slyo (see Glossary), p38, turn.

short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, turn. short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 eleven more times, then work Short-row 3 once more but do not turn—13 slyo sts at each end of heel, 13 plain sts in center. Resume working in the rnd and work to end of rnd, being careful to knit slyo as 1 st, as foll: needle 1 Knit with denim; needles 2 and 3 Join natural, work Instep

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leg Leg 339 9 337 7 335 5 333 3 331 1 229 9 227 7

natural natural natural natural natural denim denim denim denim denim denim denim denim cherry red cherry red cherry red cherry cherry red red cherry red cherry red natural cherry red k2tog with with k2tog k2tog with with natural natural k2tog natural k2tog with k2tog with naturalnatural k2tog with natural k2tog with natural ssk with with natural ssk natural ssk ssk with with natural natural ssk with natural ssk with natural ssk with natural ssk with natural with natural sl sl 1, 1, k2tog, k2tog, psso psso with with natural natural sl 1, k2tog, psso sl 1, k2tog, sl 1, 1, k2tog, k2tog, psso psso with with natural natural sl psso with 1, k2tog, psso with natural natural slsl 1, k2tog, psso with natural pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat natural natural natural

pattern repeat

225 5 223 3 221 1 119 9 117 7 115 5 113 3 111 1 99 77 55 33 11

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chart, break natural; needle 4 Knit with

knit slyo as 1 st, pm for new beg of

denim. Work 1 more rnd even, attaching

rnd—beg of rnd is now at beg of Needle 2.

natural at beg of Needle 2 and breaking

miD-fooT next rnd needles 2 and 3 Work Instep

Foot

chart to end of Needle 3, work 1 st from

Resume working in the rnd as foll,

color as it appears; needles 4 and 1 Knit

working rem slyo as 1 st: needles 2 and 3

each st in color as it appears to m, sl m,

Resume working short-rows on 39 sts of

Work Instep chart (beg with Row 3);

M1 with color opposite next st on needle,

Needles 1 and 4 only as foll:

needles 4 and 1 Work Sole chart (beg

knit each st in color as it appears to next

short-row 1 (RS) Knit to last 12 heel sts, turn.

with Row 1).

m, M1 with color opposite st just worked,

Work 30 more rnds in patt as established,

sl m, knit each st in color as it appears to

short-row 2 Slyo, p14, turn.

ending with Row 33 of Instep chart.

at end of Needle 3.

Heel boTTom

short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn. short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 eleven more times.

next row Slyo, knit to beg of rnd, remove m, with another needle (Needle 1), knit to slyo created on previous row,

Note: On Row 20 of Instep chart, substitute cherry red for natural on

Needle 4 onto Needle 3, working it in

last st of Needle 1, sl last st onto Needle 2—43 sts on Needles 2 and 3, 39 sts on Needles 4 and 1; beg of rnd shifts 1 st to

Sole chart.

the right.

next rnd needles 2 and 3 Work Row 34 of Instep chart; needles 4 and 1 Work 17 sts of Sole chart, M1 with natural, pm, work 5 sts of Sole chart, pm, M1 with natural, work 16 sts of Sole chart, sl last st of Needle 1 onto Needle 2, and sl first st of Needle 4 onto Needle 3—82 sts; 20 sts on Needle 1, 21 sts on Needle 2, 22 sts on Needle 3, and 19 sts on Needle 4.

Rep last rnd through Row 55 of Instep chart, maintaining vertical stripes.

toe dec rnd needle 2 K1 with natural, ssk with denim, work in vertical stripe patt to end; needle 3 Work in vertical stripe patt to last 3 sts, k2tog with denim, k1 with natural; needle 4 K1 with denim, ssk with natural, work in vertical stripe patt to end; needle 1 Work in vertical stripe patt to last 3 sts, k2tog with natural, k1 with denim—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 5 times—34 sts rem. Sl 2 sts from Needle 3 onto Needle 4—8 sts each on Needles 1 and 3, 9 sts each on Needles 2 and 4. With denim only, rep dec rnd once more—30 sts rem. Sl sts from Needle 3 to Needle 2. Sl sts from Needle 4 to Needle 1. Cut yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. Use Kitchener st (see Glossary) to graft live sts tog. Weave in loose ends.

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instep Instep

sole Sole 555 5 11

553 3 551 1 449 9 447 7 445 5 443 3 441 1 339 9 337 7 335 5 333 3 331 1

natural natural natural natural natural denim denim denim denim denim denim denim denim cherry red cherry red cherry red cherry cherry red red cherry red cherry red natural cherry red k2tog with with k2tog k2tog with with natural natural k2tog natural k2tog with k2tog with naturalnatural k2tog with natural k2tog with natural ssk with with natural ssk natural ssk ssk with with natural natural ssk with natural ssk with natural ssk with natural ssk with natural with natural sl sl 1, 1, k2tog, k2tog, psso psso with with natural natural sl 1, k2tog, psso sl 1, k2tog, sl 1, 1, k2tog, k2tog, psso psso with with natural natural sl psso with 1, k2tog, psso with natural natural slsl 1, k2tog, psso with natural pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat natural natural natural

pattern repeat

229 9 227 7 225 5 223 3 221 1 1 19 9 1 17 7 1 15 5 1 13 3 111 1 99 77 55 33 11

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TRADITIONAL STITCH motifs eSTonia

E

stonian socks are often knitted with elaborate, colorful stranded-knitting patterns. Imaginative borders are combined with richly decorated tile or lozenge motifs. The braid that frames the cuff is characteristic of Baltic knitting patterns.

Finished size 8¾" (22 cm)

#2199 gray and #1094 pine,

foot circumference and 9

2 balls each, and #0324

(9½, 10¼)" (23 [24, 26] cm)

marine, 1 ball.

from back of heel to tip of

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25

toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 9½" (24 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon;

mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 36 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in charted patt.

229 yd [209 m]/50 g):

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cuFF

braiD

Cuff paTTern

With marine, CO 84 sts onto 1 dpn.

Beg braid with both strands in front of

rnds 4–7 Knit with marine.

Do not join.

work (see Glossary). Alternate strands as

rnd 8 *K1 with marine, k1 with gray; rep from *.

row 1 (WS) Knit. row 2 (RS) *K1 with marine, k1 with gray; rep from * and at the same time distribute sts evenly onto 4 dpn. Place marker (pm) and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

foll: take color to be knit to back of work, knit st, bring to front again.

rnd 1 *K1 with marine, k1 with gray, always bringing the new yarn over the one just used; rep from *. rnd 2 *K1 with marine, k1 with gray, always bringing the new yarn under the one just used; rep from *. rnd 3 *K1 with marine, k1 with gray,

rnds 9–21 Work Cuff chart. rnd 22 *K1 with marine, k1 with gray; rep from *. rnds 23–26 Knit with marine. rnd 27 *K2tog, k19; rep from *—80 sts rem.

always bringing the new yarn over the

leg

one just used; rep from *.

Work Rows 1–24 of Leg chart once, then work Rows 1–12 once more. Break gray.

gray gray gray gray marine marine marine marine marine marine marine pine pine pine pine pine pine pine k2tog with with pine pine k2tog k2tog with pine k2tog with pine k2tog with pine k2tog withwith pine pine k2tog ssk with with pine pine ssk ssk with pine ssk with with pine pine ssk ssk with ssk with pine pine pattern pattern repeat repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern gray gray gray

leg Leg 223 3 221 1 1 19 9

pattern repeat

117 7

cuff Cuff

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115 5 113 3

113 3

111 1

111 1

99

99

77

77

55

55

33

33

11

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heel Heel flap With pine, knit to end of Needle 1. Sl sts from Needle 4 to Needle 1, keeping beg of rnd marker in place—40 sts for heel. Heel is worked back and forth on these 40 sts with pine.

dec row (WS) K3, p1, *p2tog, p6; rep from * 3 more times, p1, k3—36 heel sts rem.

next row Work 3 sts in garter st, work 30 sts in St st, work 3 sts in garter st. Cont in patt for 33 more rows, ending with a WS row.

Turn Heel Work short-rows (see Glossary) to shape heel as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) K19, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 2 Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn. short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 six more times—20 heel sts rem.

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SHape GuSSeTS Resume working in the rnd.

next rnd (gusset set-up rnd) needle 1 K20 heel sts, pick up and knit 17 sts along edge of heel flap; needles 2 and 3 Attach gray and work Row 13 of Leg chart to end of Needle 3, M1 (see Glossary) with gray, break gray; needle 4 Pick up and knit 17

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sts along other edge of heel flap, k10 from

chart (see page 32), working last st of

Needle 1—95 sts; 27 sts each on Needles

Needle 3 as first st of chart.

1 and 4, 20 sts on Needle 2, 21 sts on Needle 3. Break pine and reattach gray and pine at beg of Needle 4. Rnd begins between Needles 3 and 4.

gusset rnd 1 needles 4 and 1 Work Gusset chart; needles 2 and 3 Work Leg

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Cont in patt as established to end of Gusset chart, ending with Row 7 of Leg chart—79 sts rem; 19 sts each on Needles 1 and 4, 20 sts on Needle 2, 21 sts on Needle 3.


Foot

gusset Gusset

needles 4 and 1 Work Sole chart;

1 17 7

needles 2 and 3 Work Leg chart, working last st of Needle 3 as first st of chart.

1 15 5

Work even in patt as established for 28

1 13 3

(34, 40) more rnds, ending with Row 12 (18, 24) of Leg chart.

111 1

toe

99

Break gray and work toe with pine. Knit 1

77

rnd.

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 4 *K4, k2tog; rep from * 2 more times, k1; needle 1 *K4, k2tog; rep from * 2 more times, k1; needle 2 *K3, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times; needle 3 *K3, k2tog; rep from * 2 more times, [k1, k2tog] 2 times—64 sts rem; 16 sts on each needle. toe dec rnd needles 4 and 2 K1, ssk, knit to end; needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 7 times—8 sts rem. Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail.

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gray gray gray gray gray gray gray marine marine marine marine marine marine marine pine pine pine pine pine pine pine k2tog k2tog with with pine pine k2tog with pine k2tog with pine k2tog with pine k2tog with pine pine k2tog with ssk with pine ssk with pine ssk with with pine pine ssk sskwith with pine ssk with pine ssk pine pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat pattern repeat

Thread tail through rem sts, pull tight, and fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

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COLORFUL Folklore Latvia

T

he Baltic States are well-known for elaborate and richly detailed mitten designs in which Scandinavian and Russian influences are found. Latvian designs are predominantly black or navy with white and sometimes a bright contrast color.

Finished size 8¾" (22 cm)

Needles U.S. size 1

circumference and 9 (10,

(2.25 mm): set of 5 double-

10¾)" (23 [25.5, 27.5] cm)

pointed (dpn). Adjust needle

long from back of heel to tip of

size if necessary to obtain the

toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe

correct gauge.

sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½)

Notions Marker (m); tapestry

(European sizes 36–37 [38– 39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10" (25.5 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #0522 charcoal, #1992 natural, and #2002 cherry, 1 ball each.

needle.

Gauge 36 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in charted patt.

Note The large pattern repeat makes this pattern easy to work on 2 circular needles instead of double-pointed needles.

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rnd 16 *K1 with natural, k1 with charcoal, always bringing the new yarn under the one just used; rep from *. rnd 17 *K1 with natural, k1 with cherry, always bringing the new yarn over the one just used; rep from *.

rnd 18 Knit with natural. rnd 19 (inc rnd; work with natural) needles 1 and 3 Knit to end; needles 2 and 4 M1 (see Glossary), knit to end—78 sts; 19 sts each on Needles 1 and 3, 20 sts each on Needles 2 and 4. Rearrange sts evenly onto 3 dpn (26 sts on each needle).

Leg Work Rows 1–23 of Leg chart once, then work Rows 1–12 once more. Break all strands.

HeeL Cuff With charcoal, CO 76 sts. Arrange sts

rnd 9 *K1 with natural, p1 with charcoal; rep from *.

Sl first 19 sts of rnd and last 20 sts of rnd onto one needle, keeping beg of rnd

evenly onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm),

rnds 10 and 12 Rep Rnd 8.

and join for working in the rnd, being

rnds 11 and 13 Rep Rnd 9.

worked back and forth on these 39 sts

rnd 14 *K1 with natural, k1 with charcoal; rep from *.

with charcoal. With RS facing, reattach

Braid

from * once more, k2tog, k9—36 heel sts

Beg braid with both strands in front of

rem.

work (see Glossary). Alternate strands as

row 2 (WS) K1, p34, k1.

careful not to twist sts.

rnds 1–4 *K1, p1; rep from *. rnd 5 *K1 with charcoal, k1 with cherry; rep from *. rnd 6 Knit with charcoal. rnd 7 *K1 with natural, k3 with charcoal; rep from *. rnd 8 *K1 with natural, [p1, k1, p1] with charcoal; rep from *.

foll: take color to be knit to back of work, knit st, bring to front again.

rnd 15 *K1 with natural, k1 with charcoal, always bringing the new yarn over the one just used; rep from *.

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marker in place—39 sts for heel. Heel is

charcoal. Work 2 transition rows as foll:

row 1 (RS; dec row) K8, *k2tog, k8; rep

next row (RS) K1, *sl 1 pwise with yarn in back (wyb), k1; rep from * to last st, k1. next row K1, purl to last st, k1. Rep last 2 rows 16 more times.


leg

Leg

223 3 221 1 119 9 117 7 115 5 113 3 111 1 99 77 55

charcoal charcoal charcoal charcoal charcoal k2tog with charcoal charcoal charcoal k2tog k2tog with charcoal k2tog withwith charcoal k2tog with charcoal k2tog with k2tog with with charcoal charcoal k2tog charcoal ssk with charcoal k2tog with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with with charcoal charcoal ssk natural ssk with charcoal natural natural natural natural natural natural natural cherry natural cherry cherry cherry cherry cherry cherry cherry k2tog with cherry cherry cherry k2tog with k2tog with cherry k2tog with cherry k2tog with cherry k2tog with cherry k2tog with cherry k2tog withwith cherry ssk with cherry k2tog cherry ssk with cherry ssk with cherry ssk with with cherry cherry ssk ssk with with cherry cherry ssk pattern repeat ssk with cherry ssk with cherry pattern repeat pattern pattern repeat repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat charcoal charcoal charcoal

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turn HeeL Work short-rows (see Glossary) to shape heel as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) K19, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 2 Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn. short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 six more times—20 heel sts rem.

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SHape GuSSetS gusset set-up rnd Arrange and work sts as foll: needle 1 With charcoal, k20, pick up and knit 17 sts along edge of heel flap; needles 2 and 3 Work 39 sts according to Instep chart; needle 4 With charcoal, pick up and knit 17 sts along other edge of heel flap, k10 from Needle 1, M1—94 sts; 27 sts on Needle 1, 39 sts on Needles 2 and 3, 28 sts on Needle 4. Break charcoal and reattach at beg of Needle 4. needles 4 and 1 Work Row 1 of Gusset chart. Beg of rnd is at beg of Needle 2.

next rnd needles 2 and 3 Work Instep chart; needles 4 and 1 Work Gusset chart. Cont in patt as established to end of Gusset chart, ending with Row 23 of Instep chart—78 sts rem.

foot needles 2 and 3 Work Instep chart; needles 4 and 1 Work Sole chart. Cont in patt as established for 24 (34, 38) more rnds, ending with Row 2 (12, 16) of Instep chart. Change to charcoal. Knit 1 (1, 4) rnd(s).

toe set-up rnd (dec rnd) needle 2 *K3, k2tog; rep from *; needle 3 *K3, k2tog; rep from * 2 more times, k4; Needle 4 *K3, k2tog; rep from *; Needle 1 *K3, k2tog; rep from * 2 more times, k4—64 sts rem; 16 sts on each needle. dec rnd needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end; needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every other rnd 3 times, then every rnd 7 times—8 sts rem. Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. Thread tail onto tapestry needle, draw through rem sts, pull tight, and fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

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sole

gusset

Sole

Gusset

223 3

223 3

221 1

221 1

119 9

1 19 9

117 7

1 17 7

115 5

1 15 5

113 3

1 13 3

111 1

111 1

99

99

77

77

55

55

33

33

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work 4 times work 4 times

work 4 times work 4 times

instep

Instep

223 3 221 1 119 9 117 7 115 5 113 3 111 1 99 77 55

charcoal charcoal charcoal charcoal charcoal k2tog with charcoal charcoal charcoal k2tog k2tog with charcoal k2tog withwith charcoal k2tog with charcoal k2tog with charcoal k2tog with charcoal k2tog with charcoal ssk with charcoal k2tog with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk ssk with with charcoal charcoal ssk with charcoal natural ssk with charcoal natural natural natural natural natural natural natural cherry natural cherry cherry cherry cherry cherry cherry cherry k2tog with cherry cherry cherry k2tog with k2tog k2tog with with cherry cherry k2tog with cherry k2tog with cherry k2tog with cherry k2tog withwith cherry ssk with cherry k2tog cherry ssk with cherry ssk with cherry ssk with cherry ssk ssk with with cherry cherry ssk with cherry pattern repeat ssk with cherry ssk with cherry pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern pattern repeat repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat charcoal charcoal charcoal

pattern repeat

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NORDIC INSPIRATION Sweden

S

wedish stranded-knitting patterns are often more elaborate and intricately detailed than Norwegian patterns and often use red and white. The patterns may include motifs with pairs of birds combined with hearts, as here, or a ring of dancing people.

Finished size 7¾ (8¼,

(2.25 mm) for 2 larger sizes:

8¼)" (19.5 [21, 21] cm)

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

circumference and 9¾ (10¼,

Adjust needle size if necessary

10½)" (25 [26, 26.5] cm) long

to obtain the correct gauge.

from back of heel to tip of

Notions Marker (m); waste

toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38– 39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10¼" (26 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #1081 ruby and #1992 natural, 1 ball each.

Needles U.S. size 0 (2 mm) for smallest size, or U.S. size 1

yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.

Gauge 36 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in charted patt for smallest size; 34 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in charted patt for larger 2 sizes.

Note This sock is knitted from a provisional cast-on at the toe to the cuff, then stitches are worked from the cast-on to the end of the toe.

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ProvisionaL Cast-on

HeeL Back Work back and forth on heel sts as foll:

Removing provisional CO, place revealed

With ruby and using the crochet provi-

short-row 1 (RS) K24, turn.

sts onto 4 dpn—70 sts; 18 sts on Needles

sional method (see Glossary), CO 70 sts.

short-row 2 (WS) Slyo, p12, turn.

1 and 3, 17 sts on Needles 2 and 4.

Divide sts onto 4 dpn (18 sts on Needles 1

short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn.

With ruby, work toe as foll:

short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn.

sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk,

Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 ten more times.

Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more,

next row Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st.

times, then every rnd 8 times—10 sts

and 3, 17 sts on Needles 2 and 4). Place marker (pm) and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

next rnd (set-up rnd) Knit 1 rnd, then knit 18 sts of Needle 1. Rnd begins at beg of Needle 2.

foot rnds 1–50 needles 2 and 3 Work Rows 1–50 of Instep chart; needles 4 and 1 Work Rows 1–10 of Sole chart 5 times.

HeeL With ruby, knit 1 (1, 5) rnd(s). Place last 35 sts of rnd onto one needle. Heel will be worked back and forth in short-rows (see Glossary) over these 35 sts.

Divide heel sts onto 2 needles (Needle 4

every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 rem.

Leg

Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail.

Resume working in the rnd, working rem

draw through rem sts and pull tight.

slyo as 1 st on first rnd. With ruby, knit 4

Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

rnds.

next rnd needles 2 and 3 Knit. Rnd begins at beg of Needle 4. Work Rows 1–10 of Sole chart over all sts

short-row 1 (WS) Slyo (see Glossary),

PiCot Cuff

short-row 3 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, turn.

knit to end—4 sts dec’d.

finisHing

2 times, omitting last 5 sts of chart.

short-row 2 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, turn.

dec rnd needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3

and Needle 1).

HeeL BaSe p34, turn.

With ruby, knit 7 rnds.

next rnd (turning rnd) *K2tog, yo; rep from *. Knit 6 rnds.

Rep Short-rows 2 and 3 ten more times,

BO all sts loosely. Break ruby, leaving a

then work Short-row 2 once more but do

30" (76 cm) tail. Fold BO edge to WS at

not turn—12 slyo sts at each end of heel,

turning rnd. With tail threaded on a

11 plain sts in center.

tapestry needle, whipstitch hem down.

Knit to end of rnd, then knit 1 more rnd, working each slyo as 1 st. Knit to beg of heel sts.

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With tail threaded on a tapestry needle,


sole Sole

instep Instep 9 9

449 9

7 7

447 7

5 5

445 5

3 3

443 3

1 1

441 1 339 9 337 7

ruby

ruby ruby ruby

335 5

natural natural

333 3

pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern

331 1

natural natural

pattern repeat

229 9 227 7 225 5 223 3 221 1 1 19 9 1 17 7 1 15 5 1 13 3 111 1 99 77 55 33 11

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FAR EASTERN FLAIR Japan

S

ashiko embroidery emerged from the mending and embellishment of navy blue fishermen’s clothing with white thread. Sashiko embroidery doesn’t often appear in combination with knitting, but it is an especially pleasing traditional Japanese way to embellish a piece of knitting.

Finished size 8½" (21.5 cm)

Needles U.S. size 1

circumference and 9½

(2.25 mm): set of 5 double-

(10, 10½)" (24 [25.5,

pointed (dpn). Adjust needle

26.5] cm) long from back of

size if necessary to obtain

heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S.

the correct gauge.

women’s shoe sizes 5–6½

Notions Marker (m);

(7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10" (25.5 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon;

tapestry needle; 1 skein white embroidery floss; tissue or tracing paper; cardboard; straight pins.

Gauge 28 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st.

229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #1090 navy, 2 balls.

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Cuff

HeeL BaSe

foot

CO 60 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 4 dpn,

short-row 1 (RS) Knit to last 9 heel sts, turn.

Work even in St st until foot measures 7¼

the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

short-row 2 Slyo, p11, turn.

of heel.

Work 15 rnds in cuff patt as foll: *K1 through back loop (tbl), p1; rep from *.

short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn.

toe

Leg

short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn.

3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk,

Change to St st and work until piece

Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 eight more times.

place marker (pm), and join for working in

measures 7" (18 cm) from CO.

HeeL Knit sts of Needle 1 onto Needle 4, keeping beg of rnd marker in place—30

next row Slyo, k14 (to end of rnd)—first and last sts of heel are slyos. Divide heel sts evenly onto 2 needles. Resume working in the rnd, working rem 2 slyo as 1 st on first rnd.

sts on one needle. Heel will be worked back and forth using short-rows (see Glossary) over these 30 sts; rem sts will be worked later for instep.

HeeL Back short-row 1 (set-up row) K15, turn. short-row 2 Slyo (see Glossary), p29, turn.

short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, turn. short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 eight more times, then work Short-row 3 once more, but do not turn—10 slyo sts at each end of heel, 10 plain sts in center. Work to end of rnd in St st, working each slyo as 1 st. Work 1 more rnd even.

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(7¾, 8¼)" (18.5 [19.5, 21] cm) from back

dec rnd needles 1 and 3 Knit to last knit to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 6 times—8 sts rem.


finisHing Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts and pull tight. Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

SaSHiko emBroidery Cut two pieces of cardboard 4" x 12" (10 x 30.5 cm). At one of the narrow ends, cut a rounded toe shape and insert in the toe of the sock; this will prevent stitching through both layers. Trace the Sashiko drawing onto two pieces of tissue or tracing paper (one for each sock). Attach one paper pattern to each sock with straight pins. Separate embroidery floss into 6 strands, then work with 3 strands held tog. With about a yd (meter) of embroidery floss threaded on a tapestry needle, embroider over the pattern on the tissue (see Glossary). Follow the lines as closely as possible with the tip of the needle. Join more embroidery floss as needed. When motif is complete, remove the paper. Weave in loose ends.

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LISTEN to your WANDERLUST armenia

A

rmenians live between the eastern part of Anatolia and the southern Caucasus. They were subjected to persecution and conquest during the last century, but they also maintained regular contact with European countries. Their designs reflect many cultural influences, including Christian symbolism.

Finished size 9½" (24 cm)

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25

foot circumference and 9½

mm): set of 5 double-pointed

(11¼, 11¾)" (24 [28.5, 30] cm)

(dpn). Adjust needle size if

long from back of heel to

necessary to obtain the correct

tip of toe. To fit U.S. women’s

gauge.

shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½,

Notions Marker (m); tapestry

9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 11¼" (28.5 cm) long.

needle.

Gauge 36 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in charted patt.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #1992 natural, #0522 charcoal, and #1230 sienna, 1 ball each.

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Cuff

Leg

HeeL

With natural, CO 76 sts. Divide sts evenly

Arrange sts evenly onto 3 dpn (28 sts on

Place first 20 sts of rnd and last 21 sts of

onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm), and join

each needle). Beg and ending as

rnd onto one needle—41 sts. Heel will be

for working in the rnd, being careful not

indicated for leg, work Rows 1–28 of Leg

worked back and forth in rows on these

to twist sts.

chart once, then work Rows 1–14 once

41 sts with natural; rem sts will be worked

Work 20 rnds in rib as foll: *K1 through

more. Break yarns.

later for instep. With RS facing, attach

back loop (tbl), p1; rep from *.

natural at beg of heel sts.

next rnd (inc rnd) *K9, M1 (see Glossary); rep from * to last 4 sts, k4—84 sts.

in back (wyb), k2, *k2tog, k6; rep from * 3

row 1 (RS; dec row) Sl 1 pwise with yarn more times, k2tog, k4—36 sts rem.

row 2 Sl 1 pwise with yarn in front (wyf), p35.

leg

Leg 227 7 225 5 223 3 221 1 1 19 9 1 17 7 1 15 5 1 13 3 111 1 99 77 55 33 11 end end instep instep

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beg beg leg leg

beg beg instep instep


natural natural natural charcoal charcoal charcoal charcoal natural charcoal charcoal k2tog with charcoal k2tog with charcoal charcoal k2tog with charcoal k2tog charcoal k2tog withwith charcoal k2tog with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal k2tog with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal knit with natural, then duplicate st with sienna knitwith withcharcoal natural, then then duplicate duplicate st st with with sienna sienna knit with ssk knit with with natural, natural, then then duplicate duplicate st st with with sienna sienna knit natural, knit with natural, then pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat knit with natural, then duplicate st with sienna duplicate st with sienna pattern repeat pattern repeat natural natural natural

pattern repeat

pattern repeat

sole

Sole

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HeeL FLap

SHape GuSSetS

row 1 (RS) Sl 1 pwise wyb, *sl 1 pwise wyb, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Pick up sts along selvedges of heel flap

row 2 Sl 1 pwise wyf, purl to end.

rnd 1 With natural, k20 heel sts, pick up and knit 17 sts along edge of heel flap (Needle 1); needles 2 and 3 Attach charcoal and, beg and ending as indicated for instep, work Row 15 of Leg chart, break charcoal; with another needle (Needle 4), pick up and knit 17 sts along other edge of heel flap, k10 heel sts from Needle 1, M1 (see Glossary)—98 sts total; 27 sts on Needle 1, 22 sts on Needle 2, 21 sts on Needle 3, and 28 sts on Needle 4.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 sixteen more times.

turn HeeL Work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) K19, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 2 Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn. short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 six more times—20 heel sts rem.

and rejoin for working in the rnd as foll:

rnd 3 needle 4 K2 with charcoal, work next row of Sole chart; needle 1 Work Sole chart to last 2 sts, k2 with charcoal; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Leg chart. Rep Rnd 3 two more times.

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 4 K1, ssk with charcoal, work in patt to end; needle 1 Work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog with charcoal, k1; needles 2 and 3 Work in patt—2 sts dec’d. Rep last 4 rnds 2 more times—92 sts rem; 24 sts on Needle 1, 22 sts on Needle 2, 21 sts on Needle 3, and 25 sts on Needle 4.

rnd 2 (sole set-up rnd) needle 1 Work Row 2 of Sole chart to last 2 sts, k2 with charcoal; needles 2 and 3 Work Row 16 of Leg chart. Rnd begins at beg of Needle 4.

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foot next rnd needles 4 and 1 Work Row 1 of Sole Motif chart; needles 2 and 3 Work Row 1 of Leg chart. Work in patt through Row 39 of Sole Motif chart—86 sts rem; 21 sts on Needles 1 and 3, 22 sts on Needles 2 and 4. Work 0 (17, 23) rows in patt as foll: needles 4 and 1 Work Rows 38 and 39 of Sole Motif chart 0 (8, 11) times, then work Row 38 zero (one, one) more time; needles 2 and 3 Work Rows 12–28 of Leg chart 0 (1, 1) time, then work Rows 1–6 of chart 0 (0, 1) time. Cut charcoal.

toe rnd 1 With natural, knit. rnd 2 (dec rnd) *K2tog, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog—64 sts rem; 16 sts on each needle. next rnd: (dec rnd) needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end; needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 7 times—8 sts rem.

finisHing Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. Thread tail on a tapestry needle, draw through rem 8 sts, and pull tight. Fasten off on WS. With sienna, work duplicate st as shown on charts. Weave in loose ends.

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sole motif Sole Motif 39 37 35 33 31 29 27 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3

natural natural natural charcoal charcoal

1

charcoal k2tog k2tog with with charcoal charcoal natural

natural natural natural charcoal charcoal

charcoal charcoal

k2tog with charcoal ssk with charcoal

ssk with charcoal ssk with charcoal

ssk knitwith withcharcoal natural, then then duplicate duplicate st st with with sienna sienna knit with natural,

k2tog with charcoal k2tog with with charcoal charcoal k2tog

knit with natural, then knit with natural, duplicate st with sienna then duplicate st with sienna pattern repeat pattern repeat

ssk with charcoal ssk with with charcoal charcoal ssk

pattern repeat

k2tog with charcoal

pattern repeat

knit with natural, then duplicate st with sienna knit with with natural, natural, then then duplicate duplicate st st with with sienna sienna knit pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern

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franconian BEADWORK Germany

D

uring its prime, bead knitting was viewed in central Europe as a specialized art knitting. It spread to Nurnberg, Bohemia, Venice, and mountain areas where the glass bead industry was established. Pouches, purses, cu⁄s, and socks were made with rich bead patterns and sold as desirable rarities.

Finished size 7½" (19 cm)

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm):

circumference and 8¼

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

(8¾, 9¼)" (21 [22, 23.5] cm)

Adjust needle size if necessary

long from back of heel to tip

to obtain the correct gauge.

of toe. To fit U.S. women’s

Notions Marker (m); tapestry

shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 8¾" (22 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine

needle; 570 size 10° blue seed beads (about 16 g); sewing needle and thread.

Gauge 32 sts and 44 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st.

#1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #0152 light blue, 2 balls.

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HeeL

foot

Use sewing needle and thread to string

Knit 15 sts of Needle 1 onto Needle 4,

Work even in St st until foot measures 6¼

285 seed beads onto yarn (see Glossary).

keeping beg of rnd marker in place—30

(6¾, 7¼)" (16 [17, 18.5] cm) from back of

CO 80 sts. Knit 2 rows. Arrange sts evenly

sts on one needle. Heel will be worked

heel.

onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm), and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Work Rows 1–7 of Edging chart—60 sts rem. Knit 3 rnds.

back and forth using short-rows (see Glossary) over these 30 sts; rem sts will be worked later for instep.

HeeL Back short-row 1 (WS) Slyo (see Glossary), p29, turn.

PeaCoCk

short-row 2 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, turn.

riGHt Sock onLy

short-row 3 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, turn.

rnds 1–26 needles 1 and 2 Work Peacock chart, reading from right to left (see Glossary for bead knitting); needles 3 and 4 Knit.

rnds 1–26 needles 1 and 2 Knit; needles 3 and 4 Work Peacock chart, reading from left to right.

BotH SockS Knit 14 rnds.

knit to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 6 times—8 sts rem.

finisHing Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle,

then work Short-row 2 once more but do

draw through rem sts and pull tight.

not turn—10 slyo sts at each end of heel,

Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

Knit to end of rnd, working each slyo as 1 st. Knit 1 more rnd even.

HeeL BaSe short-row 1 (RS) Knit to last 9 sts of heel, turn.

short-row 2 Slyo, p11, turn. short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn. short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 eight more times.

next row Slyo, k14 (to end of rnd). Resume working in the rnd.

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dec rnd needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk,

Rep Short-rows 2 and 3 eight more times,

10 plain sts in center.

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edging Edging

peacock Peacock 77 55

5

33 5

2 25 5 2 23 3 221 1

11 19 19 17 17

5 55 5 5 55

knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit yo yo yo yo yo yo yo yo sl 2 2 as if if to to k2tog, k1, k1, p2sso sl sl2 as 2 as as ifk2tog, to k2tog, k2tog, k1, p2sso p2sso slsl if toif k1, p2ssok1, sl 2 2 as as if to to k2tog, k2tog, k1, p2sso p2sso sl 2 as if to k2tog, k1, p2sso sl 2 as if to k2tog, k1, p2sso sl 3 as if to k3tog, k2tog, p3sso sl 3 as if to k3tog, k2tog, p3sso sl 3 as if to k3tog, k2tog, p3sso sl 3 as if to k3tog, k2tog, sl3 as 3 as as ifk3tog, to k3tog, k3tog, k2tog, p3sso p3sso slsl if to k2tog, p3sso sl 3 if to k2tog, p3sso as if to k3tog, k2tog, p3sso no3stitch no no stitch stitch no stitch no stitch no stitch no stitch no stitch place bead (see Glossary) Glossary) place place bead bead (see (see Glossary) Glossary) place bead (see place bead (see Glossary) place bead (see Glossary) place bead (see Glossary) place bead (see Glossary) pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern pattern repeat repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat

15 15 13 13 1 11 1 99 77 55 33 1 1

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BRUSSELS LACE BeLGium

D

uring the time Brussels lace was produced in the Flemish region of Belgium, the influence of the French-speaking Wallonie region caused the wide spread of lace knitting. The delicate colors and transparent appearance make it extremely well-suited for romantic, feminine socks.

Finished size 7½ (7¾, 7¾)"

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

(19 [19.5, 19.5] cm) foot

Adjust needle size if necessary

circumference and 9¾

to obtain the correct gauge.

(10¼, 10¾)" (25 [26,

Notions Marker (m); tapestry

27.5] cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10¼" (26 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia Silk 4-ply (55% wool, 25% nylon, 20% silk; 219 yd [200 m]/50 g): #0002 natural heather, 2 balls. (See Notes.)

Needles U.S. size 0 (2 mm) for smallest size, or U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm) for 2 larger sizes:

needle; 66 clear silver-lined size 9° seed beads; sewing thread and needle.

Gauge 40 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in lace patt for smallest size; 39 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in lace patt for 2 larger sizes. 32 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st for smallest size; 30 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st for 2 larger sizes.

Note For U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (European sizes 36–37), choose 4-ply wool sock yarn that does not contain any silk or cotton.

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Cuff With sewing needle and thread, string 33 beads onto one ball of yarn (see Glossary) and push them up away from the end. Using the provisional method (see Glossary), CO 66 sts. Divide sts onto 4 dpn as foll: 16 sts on Needles 1 and 3, 17

next rnd (bead rnd) Knit, adding beads (see Glossary) as foll: *Slide 1 bead up next to needle, k1 and pull bead through the old st (along with the new st), k1 without bead; rep from *. next rnd *K1 through back loop (tbl), k1; rep from *.

Leg Rearrange sts evenly onto 3 dpn. Work Rows 1–28 of Lace chart 2 times.

HeeL Set-up Divide sts onto 4 needles and set up for heel as foll:

sts on Needles 2 and 4. Place marker

Knit 2 rnds.

(pm) and join for working in the rnd,

Fold fabric at purl rnd. Removing

work 16 sts according to chart Row 1;

being careful not to twist sts.

next rnd needle 1 K21; needle 2 P1,

provisional CO as you go, *pick up first st

needle 3 Cont in patt, work 17 sts

Knit 7 rnds. Purl 1 rnd for turning ridge.

of CO edge and place it onto left needle,

according to chart Row 1; needle 4 K11,

Knit 3 rnds.

k2tog (picked-up st with next st on

then k5 from Needle 1 onto Needle 4 and

needle); rep from * around—66 sts.

pm for new beg of rnd—16 sts on each of Needles 1 and 4, 17 sts on each of Needles 2 and 3. Work 7 more rnds in patt as established.

HeeL Knit sts of Needle 1 onto Needle 4, keeping beg of rnd marker in place—32 sts total. Heel will be worked back and forth using short-rows (see Glossary) on these 32 sts; rem sts will be worked later for instep.

HeeL Back short-row 1 (WS) Slyo (see Glossary), p31, turn.

short-row 2 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, turn.

short-row 3 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, turn. Rep Short-rows 2 and 3 nine more times, then work Short-row 2 once more but do not turn—11 slyo sts at each end of heel, 10 plain sts in center.

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foot

lace Lace

Resume working in the rnd over all sts as

227 7

foll, working rem 2 slyo as 1 st on first rnd:

225 5

needles 1 and 4 (sole) Knit; needles 2 and 3 (instep) P1, work Lace chart.

223 3

Work in patt as established until sock

221 1

measures 7¼ (7¾, 8¼)" (18.5 [19.5, 21] cm) from back of heel, ending with an

119 9

even-numbered row of chart.

117 7

toe

115 5

next rnd (set-up rnd) needles 1 and 4 Knit; needle 2 K1, ssk, knit to end; needle 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—64 sts rem.

next rnd Knit to end of heel sts, being careful to work slyo as 1 st; needles 2 and 3 P1, work Row 9 of Lace chart; heel sts Knit to end of rnd, being careful to work slyo as one st. Work 1 more rnd even in patt.

113 3 111 1

next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d.

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Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more,

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every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3

33

times, then every rnd 7 times—8 sts rem.

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finisHing Cut yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle,

HeeL BaSe

draw through rem sts and pull tight.

Work back and forth using short-rows on

Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

heel sts as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) Knit to last 10 sts of heel, turn.

short-row 2 Slyo, p11, turn. short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn.

knit knit knit

knit knit knit purl purl purl purl purl purl yo yo yo yo yo yo k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat

short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 nine more times. next row Slyo, k15 (to end of rnd)—first and last sts of heel are slyos.

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HUB of FASHION itaLy

I

talian design is characterized by floral motifs and bright textured patterns, often worked in lively colors. The colorful knitwear of Missoni has made it one of the most beloved fashion houses in the world of fashion.

Finished size 8½" (21.5 cm)

(dpn). Adjust needle size

foot circumference and 10"

if necessary to obtain the

(25.5 cm) long from back of

correct gauge.

heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S.

Notions Crochet hook

women’s shoe sizes 7–9 (European sizes 38–40).

(for provisional CO); waste cotton yarn in a contrasting

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine

color (for CO and edge sts);

#1). Shown here: Regia Design

Scotch tape; markers (m);

Line Kaffe Fassett (75% wool,

tapestry needle.

25% nylon; 229 yd [209

Gauge 30 sts and 40 rnds =

m]/50 g): #4350 landscape jungle, 2 balls.

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm): Two 16" (40 cm) or longer circular (cir) needles and set of 5 double-pointed

4" (10 cm) in St st.

Note This sock is worked from side to side. Work all edge sts as described for a smooth transition to toe and cuff.

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stitch guide edge Stitches Cut 2 lengths of waste yarn, each about 16" (40.5 cm) long. Wrap one end of each strand firmly with Scotch tape. At the end of each row, *work to last st in patt, M1 (see Glossary), work 1 st in St st and sl this st onto taped end of waste yarn.

GuSSet 1

HeeL

Work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll:

Note: Work each slyo as 1 st when

short-row 1 (RS) Work 49 sts according to Zigzag chart (end with yo, k1), place marker (pm), k25, turn.

you come to it.

short-row 2 Slyo (see Glossary), purl to m, work in patt to end.

work edge st (see Stitch Guide)—102 sts.

short-row 3 Work in patt to m, k20, turn.

last m, work in patt to end.

short-row 4 Slyo, purl to m, work in patt to end.

M1, k3, M1, k4, turn; slyo, purl to 2nd m,

short-row 5 Work in patt to m, k15, turn.

insteP

short-row 6 Slyo, purl to m, work in patt to end.

Using the provisional method (see Glossary), CO 111 sts on 1 cir needle. Do not join. Purl 1 row.

short-row 7 Work in patt to m, k10, turn.

Work Rows 1 and 2 of Zigzag chart 20 times—20 edge sts created for each length of waste yarn.

short-row 8 Slyo, purl to m, work in patt to end.

soLe

short-row 9 Work in patt to m, k5, turn.

next row (RS; dec row) Work 54 sts according to Zigzag chart (end with k3tog), then work Zigzag Dec chart to end—100 sts rem.

heel row 1 (RS) Work in patt to m, k3, M1, k1, pm, k2, M1, k3, pm, knit to last st,

short-row 10 Slyo, purl to m, work in patt to end.

heel row 2 and all ws rows Purl to heel row 3 (RS) Work in patt to m, k4, turn; slyo, knit to last st, work edge st—104 sts.

heel row 5 (RS) Work in patt to m, knit to 1 st before next m, M1, k3, M1, knit to last st, work edge st—2 sts inc’d. heel row 7 (RS) Work in patt to m, knit to 1 st before next m, M1, k3, M1, knit to m, turn; slyo, purl to 2nd m, turn; slyo, knit to last st, work edge st—2 sts inc’d. heel row 8 (WS) Purl to last m, work in patt to end. heel rows 9–16 Rep Heel Rows 5–8 two more times—116 sts.

heel row 17 (RS) Work in patt to m, knit to last st, work edge st.

heel row 18 (WS) Purl to last m, work in patt to end.

Work 1 row even in patt.

heel rows 19–24 Rep Heel Rows 17 and k on onmore RS; p ptimes. on WS WS 18 three k RS; on k on RS; p on WS

zigzag Zigzag

p1tbl on on WS WS p1tbl p1tbl on WS yo yo yo

E E

on on WS k RS; p on kk RS;RS; p onp konon on RS; pWS on WS WS

11

zigzag decrease Zigzag Decrease E

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k3tog k3tog k3tog k3tog

yo yo yo yo yo

edge Stitch edge st st (see(see Stitch Guide) Guide)

E E E

edge st st (see (see Stitch Stitch Guide) Guide) edge

k2tog pattern repeat repeat k2tog pattern k2tog pattern repeat k2tog pattern repeat k3tog k3tog k3tog k3tog edge st edge st (see (see Stitch Stitch Guide) Guide) edge edge st st (see (see Stitch Stitch Guide) Guide) pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern

k2tog E E E E

k2tog k2tog k2tog

k on RS; p on WS p1tbl on WS p1tbl on p1tbl on WS WS p1tbl on WS p1tbl on WS


heel row 25 (RS) Work in patt to m, knit to 2 sts before next m, k2tog, k1, ssk, knit to m, turn; slyo, purl to 2nd m, turn; knit to last st, work edge st—114 sts rem. heel row 27 (RS) Work in patt to m, knit to 2 sts before next m, k2tog, k1, ssk, knit to last st, work edge st—112 sts rem. heel row 29 (RS) Work in patt to m, knit to 2 sts before next m, k2tog, k1, ssk, knit to m, turn; slyo, purl to 2nd m, turn; slyo, knit to last st, work edge st—2 sts dec’d. heel row 31 (RS) Work in patt to m, knit to 2 sts before next m, k2tog, k1, ssk, knit to last st, work edge st—2 sts dec’d.

heel row 32 (WS) Purl to last m, work in patt to end. Rep Heel Rows 29–32 two more times—100 sts rem.

GuSSet 2 short-row 1 (RS) Work in patt to m (remove all markers foll this one as you come to them), k5, turn.

short-row 2 (WS) Slyo, purl to m, work in patt to end.

short-row 3 (RS) Work in patt to m, k10, turn. short-row 4 (WS) Slyo, purl to m, work in patt to end. short-row 5 (RS) Work in patt to m, k15, turn. short-row 6 (WS) Slyo, purl to m, work in patt to end. short-row 7 (RS) Work in patt to m, k20, turn.

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short-row 8 (WS) Slyo, purl to m, work in patt to end. short-row 9 (RS) Work in patt to m, k25, turn. short-row 10 (WS) Slyo, purl to m, work in patt to end. next row (RS) Work Zigzag chart to m, work Zigzag Inc chart to end—111 sts. Work 1 row even in patt. Cut yarn, leaving a 32" (81.5 cm) tail. Remove provisional CO and place revealed sts onto second cir needle. Holding needles parallel, thread tail on a tapestry needle and use Kitchener st (see Glossary) to graft sts tog.

Cuff Transfer 52 edge sts for cuff from waste yarn onto 4 dpn, dividing sts evenly.

next rnd *K6, M1, k7, M1; rep from *, working each knit st of rnd as foll: sl 1 pwise, lift loop around base of sl st and place onto left needle, return sl st to left needle, k2tog (lifted loop and sl st)— 60 sts. Work 15 rnds in k2, p2 rib. BO all sts loosely in patt.

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toe Transfer 42 edge sts for toe from waste yarn onto 4 dpn as foll: 11 sts on Needles 1 and 3; 10 sts on Needles 2 and 4.

next rnd *K1, M1, [k2, M1] 10 times; rep from *, working each knit st of rnd as foll: pick up st wrapped around base of next st and place onto left needle, k2tog (picked-up st and next st)—64 sts. Knit 1 rnd, dividing sts evenly on dpn.

next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 7 times—8 sts rem.

finisHing Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts and pull tight. Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

k on on RS; RS; p p on on WS WS k k on RS; p on WS p1tbl on on WS WS p1tbl p1tbl on WS yo yo yo

zigzag increase Zigzag Increase E

on on WS k RS; p on kk RS;RS; p onp konon on RS; pWS on WS WS k on RS; p on WS

k2tog k2tog k2tog

p1tbl on WS p1tbl on p1tbl on WS WS p1tbl on WS p1tbl on WS

k3tog k3tog k3tog k3tog

yo yo

yo yo yo

E E E

edge st st (see (see Stitch Stitch Guide) Guide) edge

edge Stitch edge st st (see(see Stitch Guide) Guide)

k2tog pattern repeat repeat k2tog pattern k2tog pattern repeat k2tog pattern repeat k3tog k3tog k3tog k3tog edge st (see Stitch Guide) edge edge st st (see (see Stitch Stitch Guide) Guide) edge st (see Stitch Guide)

k2tog

11 E E E E

pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat repeat pattern huB of fashion

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TRADITIONAL COSTUME auStria

A

lthough Alpine regions require a warm, durable knitting, Vienna and the surrounding area became well-known for lace knitting. Motifs from everyday life such as flowers, trees, and animals are often knitted in cream, red, and dark green.

Finished size 8" (20.5 cm)

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm):

circumference and 9¼"

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

(23.5 cm) long from back of

Adjust needle size if necessary

heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S.

to obtain the correct gauge.

women’s shoe sizes 7–9

Notions U.S. size D/3

(European sizes 38–40).

(3.25 mm) crochet hook;

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine

marker (m); waste yarn for

#1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply

provisional CO; tapestry

(75% wool, 25% nylon;

needle.

229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #1992

Gauge 30 sts and 40 rnds =

natural, #2002 cherry, and #0327 pine, 1 ball each.

4" (10 cm) in lace patt.

Notes This sock begins above the toe and is worked toward the cuff.

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foot

Lace chart across Needles 2 and 3, then

With natural and using the provisional

each slyo as 1 st. Work 1 more rnd even,

Work in k1 through back loop (tbl),

method (see Glossary), CO 60 sts. Divide

working Row 2 of Lace chart.

p1 rib for 1½" (3.8 cm).

HeeL Back

crocHet picot Bo

Work back and forth on 30 sts of

Sl first st onto crochet hook. Work 1 sc

heel as foll:

into next st, *ch 3, sl st into first ch of

knit to end of rnd, being careful to work

Cuff

sts evenly onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm), and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Knit 1 rnd.

next rnd needle 1 Knit (sole); needles 2 and 3 Work Lace chart (instep); needle 4 Knit (sole). Cont in patt, work Rows 1–20 of Lace chart 2 times.

HeeL

short-row 1 (RS) Knit to last 9 heel sts, turn. short-row 2 Slyo, p11, turn. short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn.

st, ch 3, sl st into first ch of ch-3, sc into last st, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

toe Remove provisional CO and divide

short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn.

revealed sts evenly onto 4 dpn—60 sts.

of Needles 1 and 4; rem 30 sts will be

Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 eight more times.

worked later for instep.

next row Slyo, k14 (to end of rnd)— first and last sts of heel are slyos.

next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d.

Heel is worked back and forth using short-rows (see Glossary) over 30 sts

HeeL BaSe needle 1 Knit to end; turn. Sl sts from Needle 4 onto Needle 1, keeping beg of rnd marker in place.

short-row 1 (WS) Slyo (see Glossary), p29, turn. short-row 2 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, turn.

Leg Resume working in the rnd, working rem 2 slyo as 1 st on first rnd.

next rnd needle 1 Knit; needles 2 and 3 Work Row 3 of Lace chart; needle 4 Knit. Cont in patt for 7 more rnds. Work Rows 11–20 of Lace chart over

Rep Short-rows 2 and 3 eight more times,

Work Rows 1–10 of Tulip 1 chart.

not turn—10 slyo sts at each end of heel, 10 plain sts in center. Knit to end of heel sts, being careful to

Attach natural.

Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more,

short-row 3 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, turn. then work Short-row 2 once more but do

all sts.

Work Rows 1–10 of Lace chart. Work Rows 1–10 of Tulip 2 chart. Knit 1 rnd.

work each slyo as one st, work Row 1 of

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every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 6 times—8 sts rem.

finisHing Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts and pull tight. Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.


lace natural Lace natural natural natural natural cherry natural cherry cherry cherry cherry cherry cherry cherry pine cherry pine pine pine pine pine pine pine yo pine yo yo yo yoyo yo yo k2tog yo k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog ssk k2tog ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk pattern repeat ssk pattern pattern repeat repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat knit into into st 2 2 rows rows below below with with natural natural pattern repeat pattern repeat knit st knit into knit into into st st 2 2 rows rows below below with with natural natural knit st 2 rows below with natural knit into into st st 2 2 rows rows below below with with natural natural knit knit into st 2 rows below with natural knit into st 2 rows below with natural

tulip Tulip 22

tulip Tulip 11

natural natural natural

119 9

99

99

117 7

77

77

115 5

55

55

113 3

33

33

111 1

11

11

99 77 55 33 11

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CLASSIC KILIM turkey

T

raditional Turkish patterns use a rich blaze of color, and complex geometric shapes make such designs small works of art. Turkish socks are knitted toe-up with the final strand left to hang outside the sock and embellished with tassels and beads.

Finished size 8¾" (22 cm)

yarn for heel; tapestry needle.

circumference and 9¾"

Gauge 36 sts and 40 rnds =

(25 cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 7–9 (European sizes 38–40).

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m] /50 g): #4259 landscape fire, 2 balls. Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m] /50 g): #1992 natural, 1 ball.

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); waste

4" (10 cm) in charted patt.

Note For braid, it is helpful to place the 2 balls of yarn about 1 yard (1 meter) away from you and continually slide the twist away from your work. In the rnds to come, the strands will untangle themselves. Begin second sock at the same point in ball of multicolored yarn as first sock to match colors. To keep from interrupting the complicated patterns of the heel, the heel is knitted later and lavishly decorated.

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Cuff With fire, CO 78 sts. Divide sts onto 4 dpn (20 sts on Needles 1 and 3, 19 sts on Needles 2 and 4), place marker (pm), and

leg Leg

3 355

join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

M

M

3 333 3 311

rnd 1 *K1 with fire, k1 with natural; rep from *.

2299

Braid

2255

2277 2233

Beg braid with both strands in front of work. Alternate strands as foll: take color

2211

to be knit to back of work, knit st, bring to

1199 17 17

front again.

15 15

rnd 1 *K1 with fire, k1 with natural, always bringing the new yarn under the one just used; rep from *.

13 13 11 11 9 9

rnd 2 *K1 with fire, k1 with natural, always bringing the new yarn over the one just used; rep from *.

7 7 5 5 3 3 1 1

Leg Work Rows 1–18 of Leg chart, then work Rows 19–26 three times, then work Rows 27–36. Cut both strands.

PLaCe HeeL Sl 39 sts from Needles 4 and 1 onto waste yarn; sts will be worked later for heel. With natural and using the provisional method (see Glossary), CO 39 sts and

M M M M M M

divide onto Needles 1 and 4. Rnd beg

M

between Needles 3 and 4.

foot Work Rows 1–27 of Foot chart.

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natural natural natural natural landscape fire fire landscape landscape landscape fire fire landscape fire natural landscape landscape fire fire k2tog with with landscape landscape fire fire k2tog k2tog with landscape fire k2tog landscape fire k2tog withwith landscape fire landscape fire k2tog with k2tog with landscape landscape fire fire ssk with landscape fire ssk with with landscape landscape fire fire ssk ssk with landscape fire k2tog with landscape fire ssk with landscape fire ssk with landscape fire ssk with landscape fire M1 with landscape fire M1 with M1 with landscape landscape fire fire M1 ssk with landscape fire M1 with landscape fire M1 landscape fire M1 withwith landscape fire knit with landscape fire, then duplicate st knit st knit with with landscape landscape fire, fire, then then duplicate duplicate st knit with landscape fire, then duplicate st M1 with landscape fire knit with landscape fire, then duplicate st knit with landscape fire, then duplicate st knit with landscape fire, pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat knit withrepeat landscape fire, then duplicate st then duplicate st pattern pattern repeat natural natural natural

pattern repeat

pattern repeat


foot

Foot

27 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3 1

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toe Work Rows 1–41 of Toe chart, twisting the 2 strands between Needles 3 and 4, and between Needles 1 and 2, so that the toe won’t end up too narrow—6 sts rem. Break yarns, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail of fire threaded on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts and pull tight. Fasten off both yarns on WS.

Toe 41 39

toe

37 35 33 31 29 27 M M M M M M

25 23

M

21 19

pattern repeat

pattern repeat 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3 1

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natural natural natural natural landscape fire fire landscape landscape landscape fire fire landscape fire natural landscape landscape fire fire k2tog with with landscape landscape fire fire k2tog k2tog with landscape fire k2tog landscape fire k2tog withwith landscape fire landscape fire k2tog with k2tog with landscape landscape fire fire ssk with landscape fire ssk with with landscape landscape fire fire ssk ssk with landscape fire k2tog with landscape fire ssk with landscape fire ssk with landscape fire ssk with landscape fire M1 with landscape fire M1 M1 with with landscape landscape fire fire M1 with landscape fire ssk M1 with landscape fire M1 landscape fire M1 withwith landscape fire knit with landscape fire, then then duplicate duplicate knit knit with with landscape landscape fire, fire, then then duplicate knit with landscape fire, duplicate M1 with landscape fire knit with landscape fire, then duplicate knit with landscape fire, then duplicate knit with landscape fire, pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat knit withrepeat landscape fire, then duplicate then duplicate st pattern pattern repeat natural natural natural


HeeL

finisHing

Remove provisional CO and divide 39

emBroidery

revealed sts onto 2 dpn (Needles 2 and 3). Replace 39 held sts onto 2 dpn (Needles 4 and 1); rnd beg between Needles 3 and 4. Attach fire and natural at beg of Needle 4.

next rnd (inc rnd) needles 4 and 2 M1 with fire, work Row 1 of Heel chart; needles 1 and 3 Cont Row 1 of Heel chart to end, M1 with fire—82 sts.

Cut a 32" (81.5 cm) length of fire in color to contrast with central motif on instep. With yarn threaded on a tapestry needle, use duplicate st to embroider as shown on Foot chart.

taSSeLS Cut twelve 6" (15 cm) long lengths of fire. Make 2 braids of 6 strands each and knot

Work Rows 2–28 of Heel chart—10 sts

both ends. Make two 2" (5 cm) tassels of

rem. Break yarns, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm)

30 strands each and attach one to each

tail. With tail of fire threaded on a tapestry

braid. Sew finished cord to side of CO

needle, draw through rem sts and pull

edge.

tight. Fasten off both yarns on WS.

Heel 27

heel

25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3 1

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In the

HIGHLANDS Scotland

A

rgyle patterns can be traced back to the tartan patterns of the Campbell clan. Argyle is traditionally knitted in intarsia, so socks had to be seamed up when finished, but using short-rows avoids having to sew them later.

Finished size 8¼ (8½, 8½)"

Needles U.S. size 2

(21 [21.5, 21.5] cm)

(2.75 mm): set of 5 double-

circumference and 9¾

pointed (dpn). Adjust needle

(10¼, 10½)" (25 [26, 26.5]

size if necessary to obtain

cm) long from back of heel

the correct gauge.

to tip of toe. To fit U.S.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry

women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10¼" (26 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine

needle.

Gauge 33 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st for smallest size; 32 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st for 2 larger sizes.

#1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #0522 charcoal and #2082 leaf, 1 ball each, and #1992 natural, about 2 yd (2 m).

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stitch guide upper half of diamond (worked over sts of 2 needles in color as indicated) short-row 1 (RS) K34, turn. short-row 2 Slyo (see Glossary), purl to end, turn. short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, turn. short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 fifteen more times.

next row Slyo—34 slyo sts. lower half of diamond (worked over sts of 2 needles in color as indicated) Note: Beg Short-row 1 at center of sts for this diamond (e.g., if diamond is worked over

Cuff

HeeL

With charcoal, CO 68 sts. Arrange sts

Note: Work slyo as 1 st when you

evenly onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm),

come to it.

and join for working in the rnd, being

Place 17 sts from Needle 3 and 17 sts

careful not to twist sts.

total. Heel will be worked back and forth

for 14 rnds.

with charcoal over these 34 sts; rem 34

Leg diamond 1 needles 1 and 2 With leaf, work an upper half of diamond (see Stitch Guide). Cut

sts will be worked later for instep.

next row (RS) Sl 1 pwise, *k1, sl 1 pwise with yarn in back (wyb); rep from * to last st, k1. next row Sl 1 pwise, purl to end.

yarn.

Rep last 2 rows 16 more times.

needles 3 and 4 With leaf, work an upper

turn heel

half of diamond. needles 1–4 Knit 1 rnd over all sts, being careful to work each slyo as 1 st. Cut yarn. needles 4 and 1 With charcoal, work a lower half of diamond (see Stitch Guide), then an upper half of diamond. Cut yarn.

Work short-rows as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) K19, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 2 Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn. short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn.

Needles 4 and 1, beg Short-row

needles 2 and 3 With charcoal, work a

1 at beg of Needle 1).

lower half of diamond, then an upper half

short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn.

of diamond.

Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 five more

needles 1–4 Knit 1 rnd over all sts, being

times—20 heel sts rem. Cut yarn.

short-row 1 (RS) K1, turn. short-row 2 Slyo, p1, turn. short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn.

careful to work each slyo as 1 st. Cut yarn.

diamond 2 needles 1 and 2 With leaf, work a lower

short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn.

half of diamond, then an upper half of

Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 fifteen

work each slyo as 1 st. Cut yarn.

more times—last st of row is

needles 3 and 4 With leaf, work a lower

slyo. Note: If lower half of

half of diamond only. Cut yarn.

diamond. Knit to end of Needle 2, turn, purl to end of Needle 1, being careful to

diamond is followed by upper half of diamond, work first row of upper half of diamond as slyo, k33.

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from Needle 4 onto one needle—34 sts

Work in k1 through back loop (tbl), p1 rib

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Shape guSSet next row With charcoal, RS facing, and one needle (Needle 3), pick up and knit 17 sts along right edge of heel flap, k10 heel sts; with another needle (Needle 4), k10 heel sts, pick up and knit 17 sts along left edge of heel flap; needle 1 K1, turn—88 sts total. next row (WS) needle 1 Slyo; needles 4 and 3 Purl; needle 2 P1, turn.


foot

toe

next row (RS) needle 2 Slyo, knit to end; needles 3 and 4 Knit; needle 1 Knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn.

next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 K1, ssk, knit to end; needles 2 and 4 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—4 sts dec’d.

next row needle 1 Slyo, purl to end; needles 4 and 3 Purl; needle 2 Purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn.

every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3

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Rep last 2 rows 5 more times.

Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle,

Rep last 2 rows 8 more times, then work

next row Slyo, knit to end of Needle 4—last st of Needle 1 and first st of Needle 2 are slyos.

WS row once more—68 sts rem.

Resume working in the rnd.

embroidery

next rnd Knit, being careful to work each slyo as 1 st. Work even until foot measures 7½ (8, 8¼)" (19 [20.5, 21] cm) from back of heel.

With natural threaded on a tapestry

next row (RS) needle 2 Slyo; needle 3 K1, ssk, knit to end; needle 4 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needle 1 Knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn—86 sts rem. next row (WS) needle 1 Slyo, purl to end; needles 4 and 3 Purl; needle 2 Purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn. next row needle 2 Slyo, knit to end; needle 3 K1, ssk, knit to end; needle 4 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needle 1 Knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn—2 sts dec’d.

Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, times, then every rnd 8 times—8 sts rem.

draw through rem sts and pull tight. Fasten off on WS.

needle, use a running st to embroider diagonal lines through each diamond as shown, with each visible st covering about 1 knit st. Weave in loose ends.

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KNIT SAMPLER england

T

he British Isles are home to a large variety of knitting patterns, incorporating the techniques of Western Europe and North Africa. As a result, a rich treasury of expressive patterns developed, including the typical tree of life motif featured here.

Finished size 8 (8¼, 8¼)"

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

(20.5 [21, 21] cm) foot

Adjust needle size if necessary

circumference and 9¼

to obtain the correct gauge.

(9¾, 10¼)" (23.5 [25, 26] cm)

Notions Marker (m); cable

long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 9¾" (25 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia Silk 4-ply (55% wool, 25% nylon, 20% silk; 219 yd [200 m]/50 g): #0012 camel, 2 balls. (See Notes.)

Needles U.S. size 0 (2 mm) for smallest size, or U.S. size 1

needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Gauge 33 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st for smallest size; 32 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st for 2 larger sizes.

Notes On the Foot chart, work the cable crosses fairly tightly so that they will be visible on the foot. For U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (European sizes 36– 37), use a 100% wool yarn.

(2.25 mm) for 2 larger sizes:

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short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 nine more times.

next row Slyo, k16 (to end of Needle 3)—first and last sts of heel are slyos.

foot Resume working in the rnd, working rem 2 slyo as 1 st on first rnd. Knit to end of Needle 4.

next rnd needles 1 and 2 Work Row 1 of Instep chart; needles 3 and 4 Knit. Work in patt as established until foot

Cuff

cm) from back of heel.

CO 74 sts. Arrange sts onto 4 dpn (19 sts

short-row 1 (WS) Slyo (see Glossary),

each on Needles 1 and 3, 18 sts each on

purl to end, turn.

toe

Needles 2 and 4), place marker (pm), and

short-row 2 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, turn.

join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Work 12 rnds in k1 through back loop (tbl), p1 rib.

short-row 3 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, turn.

Leg

Rep Short-rows 2 and 3 nine more times,

Work Rows 1–42 of Leg chart—66 sts rem. Purl 1 rnd. Knit 3 rnds. Work Rows 1–10 of Lattice chart. Knit 1 rnd.

Next rnd needles 1 and 2 Purl; needle 3 Knit; needle 4 Knit to end, then k1 from Needle 1, turn—16 sts each on Needles 1 and 2; 17 sts each on Needles 3 and 4.

then work Short-row 2 once more—11 slyo sts at each end of heel, 12 plain sts in center. Resume working in the rnd on all 4 needles as foll: needles 1 and 2 Knit; needles 3 and 4 Knit, being sure to work slyos as 1 st. Knit to end of Needle 2.

Work back and forth on 34 sts of Needles

Heel is worked back and forth using

short-row 1 (RS) K24, turn.

Needles 3 and 4; rem 32 sts will be worked later for instep. Rnd begins at beg of Needle 3.

next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 2 Knit; needle 3 K1, ssk, k14; needle 4 K14, k2tog, k1—64 sts rem. next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 K1, ssk, knit to end; needles 2 and 4 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—4 sts dec’d. Rep last rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 7 times—8 sts rem.

finisHing Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle,

heel bottom

HeeL short-rows (see Glossary) over 34 sts of

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measures 7¼ (7¾, 8¼)" (18.5 [19.5, 21]

heel top

3 and 4 as foll:

short-row 2 Slyo, p13, turn. short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn.

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draw through rem sts and pull tight. Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.


leg Leg knit knit knit knit knit purl knit purl purl purl purl purl purl purl yo knit purl yo yo yo yo yo yo yo k2tog knit purl yo k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog ssk knit purl yo k2tog ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk no stitch purl yo k2tog ssk no no stitch stitch no stitch no stitch nostitch stitch no no pattern repeat yo k2tog sskstitch no stitchrepeat pattern pattern pattern repeat repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern k2tog ssk no2stitch pattern repeat pattern repeat sl sts onto cn, hold hold in in back, back, k2, k2, k2 k2 from from cn cn sl 2 sts onto cn, sl 2 sts onto sl 2 2 sts sts onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in back, back, k2, k2, k2 k2 from from cn cn sl cn, hold in back, k2, k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in back, k2, k2 from cn front, k2, k2 from cn ssk no stitch pattern repeat sl onto cn, back, front, k2, k2 k2 from from cn cn back, k2, k2, k2 from cn sl 22 stssts onto cn, hold in hold back, in sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn sl 2 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn from cn sl sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn 3stitch back, k1, k1, (k1, p1, k1) k1) sl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn k2, k2 from cn 3 back, (k1, p1, no pattern repeat 2 front, k1, k2, (k1, k2 from from cn from sl 3 sts onto onto cn, hold hold in in back, back, k1, (k1, p1, k1) k1) from cn cn sl 3 sts cn, p1, from cn 2 k2, k2 cn sl 3 sts onto cn, hold in back, k1, (k1, p1, k1) from cn sl 3 3 sts onto cn, hold in back, k1, (k1, p1, k1) fromcn cn 1 st onto cn, hold in front, (k1, p1, k1), k1 from sl sts onto cn, hold in back, k1, (k1, p1, k1) from cn 1 st onto cn, hold ininfront, front, (k1, p1, k1), k1), k1 from from cn 3 sts onto cn, hold back, k1, (k1, p1, k1) from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in (k1, p1, k1 cn pattern repeat 1 st onto cn, hold in front, (k1, p1, k1), k1 from cn 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn slsl 2 sts onto cn, hold in front, sl 1 1 st onto cn, hold ininfront, front, (k1, p1,from k1), k1 k1 from cn cn 2 st stsonto ontocn, cn,hold holdin back,(k1, k2, k2 cn from sl p1, k1), sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, (k1, p1, k1), k1 from cn sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, (k1, p1, k1), k1 from cn k2, k2 fromonto cn sl 3 sts cn, hold in back, k1, p1, k1) sl k2, (k1, k2 from from cn from cn sl 2 2 sts sts onto onto cn, cn, hold hold in in front, back, k2, k2 cn sl3 3 1 stonto onto cn, front, (k1, p1, k1), k1 from cn cn, hold p1, k1) slsl cn, hold inhold back, inin sl 2stssts sts onto onto cn, hold in back, front, k1, k2, (k1, k2 from cn from cn knit knit knit

441 1 339 9 337 7 335 5 333 3 331 1 229 9 227 7 225 5 223 3 221 1

k1, p1,onto k1) from cn sl (k1, 1 sts st p1, k1), k1 from sl 3 ontocn, cn,hold holdininfront, back,(k1, k1, (k1, p1, k1) fromcn cn

119 9

1 onto st onto cn, hold in front, (k1, p1, k1), k1 from cn slsl1 st cn, hold in front, (k1, p1, k1), k1 from cn

117 7 115 5 113 3 111 1 99 77 55 33

lattice Lattice

11

99

instep Foot

77

77

55

55

33

33

11

11

knit sampler

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On the

ARAN ISLE ireland

T

he Aran Isles are well-known for the striking cables of their fishermen’s sweaters. The patterns often serve as local or regional identification, and the wearer’s initials were often worked into the bottom of the garment.

Finished size 8 (8½, 8½)"

(2.25 mm) for 2 larger sizes:

(20.5 [21.5, 21.5] cm) foot

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

circumference and 9½ (10,

Adjust needle size if necessary

10½)" (24 [25.5, 26.5] cm)

to obtain the correct gauge.

long from back of heel to tip of

Notions Marker (m); cable

toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38– 39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10" (25.5 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #1078 cardinal, 2 balls.

Needles U.S. size 0 (2 mm) for smallest size, or U.S. size 1

needle (cn); waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.

Gauge 35 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in leg patt for smallest size; 34 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in leg patt for 2 larger sizes. 32 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st for smallest size; 30 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st for 2 larger sizes.

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Hem

next rnd *Yo, k2tog; rep from * to end. Knit 3 rnds.

Using the provisional method (see

Join hem as foll: Fold fabric WS tog at yo

Glossary), CO 72 sts. Arrange sts evenly

rnd. Removing provisional CO as you

onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm), and join

go, *pick up first st of CO edge and place

for working in the rnd, being careful not

it onto left needle; k2tog (picked-up st

to twist sts. Knit 3 rnds.

with next st on needle); rep from * around—72 sts.

Work Rows 1–12 of Leg chart. At end of Row 12, shift beg of rnd as foll: use Needle 4 to p1 from Needle 1—17 sts on Needle 1, 18 sts each on Needles 2 and 3, 19 sts on Needle 4. Work Row 13 and at the same time arrange sts evenly onto 4 dpn.

leg Leg

Work Rows 14–42 of Leg chart, then work b

b

b

b

Rows 15–35 once more.

441 1

b

b

next rnd (chart row 36) needle 1 Work 14 sts of Leg chart; needle 2 Work 4 rem sts from Needle 1 according to Leg chart, then work next 14 sts according to Leg chart; needle 3 Work 4 rem sts from Needle 2 according to Leg chart, then work next 14 sts according to Leg chart; do not finish rnd.

339 9 337 7

b b

b

b

b

b

b b

b

b

b b b

b

b

b

b

b

b

335 5 333 3 331 1 229 9

HeeL

227 7

Place rem 4 sts from Needle 3, 18 sts from Needle 4, and 14 sts from Needle 1 onto

225 5

b

one needle—36 sts total. Heel will be

23 23 b b b

b

b

36 sts; rem 36 sts will be worked later for

b b

b

instep.

19 19

heel flap

17 17

b b

b

b

worked back and forth in rows on these

21 21

b b

b

b

row 1 (RS) Knit.

15 15

row 2 K3, p30, k3.

13 13

Rep Rows 1 and 2 seventeen more times.

111 1 b

b b

b b

b b

b b

b

turn heel

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Work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll:

77

short-row 1 (RS) K19, ssk, k1, turn. 5

short-row 2 Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn.

5

short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn.

3 11

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Leg

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short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 six more times—20 heel sts rem.

Shape guSSet Next rnd With one needle (Needle 1), k20 heel sts, pick up and knit 18 sts along edge of heel flap; work Row 1 of Foot chart over next 36 sts (Needles 2 and 3); with another needle (Needle 4), pick up and knit 18 sts along edge of heel flap, k10 from Needle 1—92 sts total; 28 sts each on Needles 1 and 4, 18 sts each on Needles 2 and 3.

toe next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; Needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 7 times—8 sts rem.

finisHing

b b b b b bb bb b b b bb b bbb b b bbb bb b b bbb b bb b b b bbb b bbb b b bbb

Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts and pull tight. Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

bb b b bb bb b b bb b b b b b

next row needle 1 Knit; needles 2 and 3 Work Row 2 of Foot chart; needle 4 Knit. Work 2 rnds in patt as established. next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 3 Work in patt as established; needle 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—2 sts dec’d. Rep last 3 rnds 11 more times—68 sts

b

p1, k1tbl from cn

foot Foot

rem; 16 sts each on Needles 1 and 4, 18

b

sts each on Needles 2 and 3.

b

b

b

b

b

foot Work even in patt as established until foot

b

b

b

b

cm) from back of heel.

b

b b

227 7

b

b

b

b

b

b

b

225 5

b

223 3

b b

b

b

b

next rnd needle 1 Knit; needle 2 K5, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k3; needle 3 K3, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k5; needle 4 Knit—64 sts rem. Knit 1 rnd.

b

b

b b b

b

measures 7¼ (7¾, 8¼)" (18.5 [19.5, 21]

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it’s tEA TIME england

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he textured patterns found on English fishermen’s sweaters are made up of knit and purl stitches that are often combined with simple cables. The interplay of these patterns also appears frequently on socks.

Finished size 8½" (21.5 cm)

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm):

circumference and 10 (10½,

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

10¾)" (25.5 [26.5, 27.5] cm)

Adjust needle size if necessary

long from back of heel to tip

to obtain the correct gauge.

of toe. To fit U.S. women’s

Notions Marker (m); cable

shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure

needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Gauge 35 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in charted patt.

10½" (26.5 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #2190 beech fruit (celery), 2 balls.

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(see Glossary), skip 2nd st of chart, work Row 2 to end; rep from * once more—

Seed stitch (multiple of 2 sts)

74 sts.

rnd 1 *K1, p1; rep from *.

Rows 1–8 of chart until piece measures

rnd 2 Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts.

about 7¼" (18.5 cm) from CO, ending

Rep Rnd 2 for patt.

HeeL

Work Rows 3–8 of Leg chart, then rep

with Row 8 of chart.

Place first 37 sts of rnd onto one

Cuff

needle—37 sts total. Heel will be worked

CO 72 sts. Arrange sts evenly onto 4 dpn,

rem 37 sts will be worked later for instep.

place marker (pm), and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Work in k1 through back loop (tbl), p1 rib for 16 rnds.

back and forth in rows on these 37 sts; Work Rows 1–8 of Heel Flap chart 4 times.

turn heel Work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll:

Leg

short-row 1 (RS) K20, ssk, k1, turn.

Note: Be sure not to work texture patt too loosely; use a smaller size needle if necessary. Work Leg chart and at the same time inc 2 sts on 2nd rnd as foll:

rnd 1 *Work Row 1 of Leg chart, skipping first st of chart; rep from * once more. rnd 2 *Work first st of Row 2 of chart, M1

short-row 2 Sl 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn. short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 six more times—21 heel sts rem.

Shape guSSet next rnd With one needle (Needle 1), k21 heel sts, pick up and knit 16 sts along edge of heel flap; work Row 1 of Leg chart (Needles 2 and 3); with another needle (Needle 4), pick up and knit 16 sts along other edge of heel flap, k11 from Needle 1—90 sts total; 26 sts on Needle 1, 19 sts on Needle 2, 18 sts on Needle 3, 27 sts on Needle 4. next rnd needle 1 K16, work in seed st (see Stitch Guide) to last 2 sts, k2; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Leg chart; needle 4 K2, work in seed st to last 17 sts, k17. Rep last rnd 2 more times.

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 K16, work in seed st to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Leg chart; needle 4 K1, ssk, work in seed st to last 17 sts, k17—2 sts dec’d. Rep last 3 rnds 7 more times—74 sts rem.

foot Work even in patt as established until foot measures about 7½ (8, 8¼)" (19 [20.5, 21] cm) from back of heel, ending with Row 8 of Leg chart.

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toe next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit; needles 2 and 4 Ssk, knit to end—72 sts rem. next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d.

Rep last rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 3 times— 32 sts rem.

next rnd needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog; needles 2 and 4 Ssk, knit to end—28 sts rem.

finisHing Sl sts from Needle 4 onto Needle 1 and from Needle 3 onto Needle 2. Cut yarn, leaving a 24" (61 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, use Kitchener st (see Glossary) to graft rem sts tog. Weave in loose ends.

Knit sts on Needle 1.

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GREEN ISLE ireland

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he three-leaf clover is the national symbol of Ireland. Legend has it that St. Patrick used it as a symbol to teach the Christian idea of the Trinity. Diamond patterns are found in textured knitting as well as stranded knitting.

Finished size 8¼ (8¾, 8¾)"

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm)

(21 [22, 22] cm) circumference

for smallest size, or U.S. size 2

and 9¼ (9½, 10)" (23.5

(2.75 mm) for 2 larger sizes:

[24, 25.5] cm) long from

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn)

back of heel to tip of toe.

(see Notes). Adjust needle

To fit U.S. women’s shoe

size if necessary to obtain the

sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½)

correct gauge.

(European sizes 36–37

Notions Marker (m); tapestry

[38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 9½"

needle.

(24 cm) long.

Gauge 36 sts and 42 rnds =

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine

for smallest size; 34 sts and

#1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #1076 pink and #2082 leaf, 1 ball each.

4" (10 cm) in charted patt 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in charted patt for 2 larger sizes.

Notes Due to the large pattern repeat, this design lends itself to being worked on 2 circular needles instead of double-pointed needles.

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Cuff With leaf, CO 64 sts. Arrange sts evenly onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm), and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Purl 1 rnd. Knit 1 rnd. Work in k3, p1 rib for 16 rnds.

Leg next rnd *K6, M1 (see Glossary); rep from * to last 4 sts, k4—74 sts; 19 sts on Needles 1 and 3, 18 sts on Needles 2 and 4. K19 sts of Needle 1; rnd beg with Needle 2. Work Rows 1–10 of Leg chart 4 times.

HeeL Place sts from Needles 1 and 4 onto one needle—37 sts total. Heel will be worked back and forth in rows on these 37 sts; rem 37 sts will be worked later for instep.

heel flap Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 33 rows.

turn heel Work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) K20, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 2 Sl 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn. short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 six more times—21 heel sts rem.

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Shape guSSet next rnd With RS facing and empty needle (Needle 1), k21 heel sts, pick up and knit 16 sts along edge of heel flap; work Row 1 of Leg chart, break pink (Needles 2 and 3); with another needle (Needle 4), pick up and knit 16 sts along other edge of heel flap, k10 from Needle 1—90 sts total. Sl last st of Needle 1 to Needle 2 and sl first st of Needle 4 to Needle 3—26 sts on Needle 1, 19 sts on Needle 2, 20 sts on Needle 3, 25 sts on Needle 4. next rnd needle 1 *K1 with pink, k3 with leaf; rep from * 5 more times, k1 with pink, k1 with leaf; needles 2 and 3 Work Row 2 of Instep chart; needle 4 K1 with leaf, *k1 with pink, k3 with leaf; rep from * 5 more times.

Work 2 rnds in patt as established, working sts on Needles 1 and 4 in colors as they appear.

toe next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 K2tog, k10, k2tog, k5; needles 2 and 4 K6, k2tog, k10—68 sts rem.

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 Work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog with pink, k1 with leaf; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Instep chart; needle 4 K1 with leaf, ssk with pink, work in patt to end—2 sts dec’d.

to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4

Rep last 3 rnds 7 more times; last dec rnd

every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3

next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more,

falls on Row 6 of Instep chart—74 sts

times, then every rnd 8 times—8 sts rem.

rem; 18 sts on Needle 1, 19 sts on Needle

finisHing

2, 20 sts on Needle 3, 17 sts on Needle 4.

foot Work even in patt until foot measures about 7¼ (7½, 8)" (18.5 [19, 20.5] cm)

Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts and pull tight. Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

from back of heel. Break pink. Sl first st of Needle 2 to Needle 1 and sl last st of Needle 3 to Needle 4—19 sts on Needles 1 and 3, 18 sts on Needles 2 and 4.

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he Alpine influence appears in Swiss knitting in the prevalence of traveling stitches, worked literally with a twist. Richly patterned stockings are an important part of the traditional costume of both men and women.

Finished size 7¾ (8, 8)"

Needles U.S. size 0 (2 mm)

(19.5 [20.5, 20.5] cm) foot

for smallest size, or U.S. size 1

circumference and 9¼

(2.25 mm) for 2 larger sizes:

(9½, 10)" (23.5 [24, 25.5] cm)

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

long from back of heel

Adjust needle size if necessary

to tip of toe. To fit U.S. women’s

to obtain the correct gauge.

shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]).

Notions Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Socks shown measure

Gauge 37 sts and 42 rnds =

9½" (24 cm) long.

4" (10 cm) in leg patt for

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon;

smallest size; 36 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in leg patt for 2 larger sizes.

229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #1230 sienna, 2 balls.

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short-row 2 Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn.

foot

CO 78 sts. Arrange sts evenly onto

short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn.

Work even in patt until foot measures

3 dpn, place marker (pm), and join not to twist sts.

short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn.

Work Cuff chart for 12 rnds.

Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 five more

for working in the rnd, being careful

Leg Work Rows 1–28 of Leg chart 2 times.

HeeL next rnd needle 1 Work 20 sts of Row 1 of Leg chart, sl next 6 sts to Needle 2; needle 2 Work Row 1 of Instep chart, work 7 sts from Needle 3 onto Needle 2 according to Instep chart; place first 20 sts of rnd and last 19 sts of rnd onto one needle for heel and work Heel Dec chart across these 39 sts—71 sts rem. Heel will be worked back and forth in rows on 32 sts rem from Heel Dec chart; rem 39 sts will be worked later for instep.

heel flap Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 33 rows.

turn heel Work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) K17, ssk, k1, turn.

times—18 heel sts rem.

Shape guSSet next rnd With an empty needle (Needle 1), knit 18 heel sts, pick up and knit 16 sts along edge of heel flap; work Row 2 of Instep chart (Needles 2 and 3); with another needle (Needle 4), pick up and knit 16 sts along edge of heel flap, k9 from Needle 1—89 sts total; 25 sts each on Needles 1 and 4, 19 sts on Needle 2, 20 sts on Needle 3. next rnd needle 1 Knit; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Instep chart; needle 4 Knit.

back of heel.

toe next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 Knit; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Instep chart and at the same time dec 3 sts on Needle 2 and 4 sts on Needle 3; needle 4 Knit—64 sts rem. next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep last rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 3 times— 24 sts rem.

next rnd needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog; needles 2 and 4 Ssk, knit

Rep last row 2 more times.

to end—20 sts rem.

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Instep chart; needle 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—2 sts dec’d.

finisHing Knit sts on Needle 1. Sl sts from Needle 4 onto Needle 1 and from Needle

Rep last 3 rnds 8 more times, ending with

3 onto Needle 2. Cut yarn, leaving

Row 2 of Instep chart—71 sts rem; 16 sts

a 24" (61 cm) tail. With tail threaded

each on Needles 1 and 4, 19 sts

on a tapestry needle, use Kitchener st

on Needle 2, 20 sts on Needle 3.

(see Glossary) to graft rem sts tog. Weave in loose ends.

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SCENT OF LAVENDER france

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variety of lace patterns originated in Spain, but lace knitted socks came into their own in France. These created quite a sensation, especially in England, where Henry vIII owned many pairs of French-made lace stockings.

Finished size 8 (8, 8¼)"

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm)

(20.5 [20.5, 21] cm) foot

for 2 smaller sizes, or U.S. size

circumference and 9½

2 (2.75 mm) for largest size:

(9¾, 10¼)" (24 [25, 26] cm)

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

long from back of heel to tip

Adjust needle size if necessary

of toe. To fit U.S. women’s

to obtain the correct gauge.

shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½,

Notions Marker (m); tapestry

9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 9¾" (25 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #1991 light

needle.

Gauge 34 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in lace patt, slightly stretched, for 2 smaller sizes; 32 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in lace patt, slightly stretched, for largest size.

charcoal, 2 balls.

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Cuff CO 64 sts. Arrange sts evenly onto 4 dpn,

heel flap row 1 (WS) P1, [p1tbl, k1] 14 times, p1tbl,

place marker (pm), and join for working in

p1.

the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

row 2 K1, [k1tbl, p1] 14 times, k1tbl, k1.

Work in k1 through back loop (tbl), p1 rib

Rep Rows 1 and 2 fifteen more times, then

for 16 rnds.

work Row 1 once more.

Leg

turn heel

Work Rows 1–16 of Leg chart 2 times,

Work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll:

then work Rows 1–8 once more. Sl first st

short-row 1 (RS) Work 16 sts in patt,

of Needle 4 to Needle 3—16 sts each on

ssk, k1, turn.

Needles 1 and 2, 17 sts on Needle 3, 15 sts on Needle 4.

HeeL next row needle 1 [K1tbl, p1] 8 times, turn. Place 16 sts of Needle 1 and 15 sts of

short-row 2 Sl 1, work 2 sts in patt, p2tog, p1, turn.

short-row 3 Sl 1, work in patt to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn.

on these 31 sts; rem 33 sts will be worked

short-row 4 Sl 1, work in patt to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn.

later for instep.

Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 five more

Needle 4 onto one needle—31 sts total. Heel will be worked back and forth in rows

times—17 heel sts rem.

instep Instep

leg Leg

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115 5

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Shape guSSet next rnd With an empty needle (Needle 1), k17 heel sts, pick up and knit 17 sts along edge of heel flap; work Row 9 of Instep chart (Needles 2 and 3); with another needle (Needle 4), pick up and knit 17 sts along edge of heel flap, k7 heel sts from Needle 1, k2tog from Needle 1—83 sts total; 25 sts each on Needles 1 and 4, 16 sts on Needle 2, 17 sts on Needle 3. next rnd needle 1 Knit; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Instep chart; needle 4 Knit. Rep last rnd once more.

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Instep chart; needle 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—2 sts dec’d. Rep last 3 rnds 7 more times—67 sts rem; 17 sts on Needles 1, 3, and 4; 16 sts on Needle 2.

foot Work even in patt as established until foot measures about 7¼ (7½, 8)" (18.5 [19, 20.5] cm) from back of heel, ending with Row 8 or 16 of Instep chart.

toe next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 [P1, k1tbl] 7 times, k2tog, k1; needle 2 K2, [p1, k1tbl] 7 times; needle 3 [P1, k1tbl] 7 times, k2tog, k1; needle 4 K1, ssk, [p1, k1tbl] 7 times—64 sts rem.

to last 2 sts, k2tog; needles 2 and 4 Ssk, knit to end—20 sts rem. Knit sts on Needle 1.

finisHing Sl sts from Needle 4 onto Needle 1 and from Needle 3 onto Needle 2. Cut yarn, leaving a 24" (61 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, use Kitchener st (see Glossary) to graft rem sts tog. Weave in loose ends.

Work sts as they appear for 3 rnds.

next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Work in patt as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, work in patt to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep last rnd every 3rd rnd 2 more times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 4 times—24 sts rem.

next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit

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nitting in Spain shows the influences of the stranded knitting of North Africa and the Christian motifs created for liturgical purposes. It is considered by many to be the cradle of lace knitting.

Finished size 7¾ (8, 8)"

Adjust needle size if necessary

(19.5 [20.5, 20.5] cm) foot

to obtain the correct gauge.

circumference and 9¾

Notions Marker (m); tapestry

(10, 10½)" (25 [25.5, 26.5] cm) long from back of heel to tip of toe. To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10" (25.5 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #2066 black, 2 balls. (See Notes.)

Needles U.S. size 0 (2 mm) for smallest size, or U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm) for 2 larger sizes: set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

needle.

Gauge 42 sts and 44 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in leg patt, slightly stretched, for smallest size; 40 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in leg patt, slightly stretched, for 2 larger sizes. 40 sts and 44 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in instep patt for smallest size; 38 sts and 42 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in instep patt for 2 larger sizes.

Notes For U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (European sizes 36–37), use Regia 3-ply.

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stitch guide

Leg

inc 2

Work Rows 1–21 of Leg chart once, then

Insert needle into center of st 3 rows below and knit (but do not drop st from left needle); knit st on left needle (and drop st off); knit into center of same st 3 rows below—2 sts inc’d.

heel flap

work Rows 1–18 once more.

next rnd needle 1 Work Row 19 of Leg chart, omitting inc 2 and working p1 instead; needles 2 and 3 Work Row 19 of Leg chart as written.

row 2 Purl. row 3 K1, *sl 1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Rep Rows 2 and 3 fifteen more times,

HeeL

then work Row 2 once more.

row 1 (RS) needle 1 K27, sl 1 st to Needle 2, turn.

turn heel

CO 84 sts. Arrange sts evenly onto 3 dpn,

row 2 (WS) K1, p39 (26 sts from Needle

short-row 1 (RS) K19, ssk, k1, turn.

place marker (pm), and join for working in

1 and 13 sts from Needle 3), k1 from

the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Needle 3—41 sts total.

Work 4 rnds in garter st (*knit 1 rnd, purl 1

Heel will be worked back and forth in rows

rnd; rep from *).

on these 41 sts; rem 43 sts will be worked

Work Rows 1–3 of Cuff chart 4 times.

later for instep.

Cuff

knit knit

3 3 3 3333 33 3

short-row 2 Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn. short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn. times—20 heel sts rem.

purl knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit k1tbl purl knit purl k1tbl purl purl purl purl purl purl k1tbl purl k1tbl yo k1tbl k1tbl yo k1tbl k1tbl k1tbl k1tbl yo k1tbl yo yo yo yo k2tog yo yo k2tog yo k2tog yo k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog k2tog ssk ssk k2tog ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk ssk sl 1, 1, k2tog, k2tog, psso psso ssk sl sl k2tog, sl 1,1, k2tog, pssopsso sl k2tog, psso sl1, 1, k2tog, psso sl 1, k2tog, psso sl 1, k2tog, psso Guide) sl 1, k2tog, psso inc 2k2tog, (see Stitch 1, psso slsl 1, k2tog, psso inc 2 (see Stitch Guide) inc 2 (see Stitch Guide) inc 2 (see Stitch Guide) inc 2 (see Stitch Guide) inc 2 (see Stitch inc 2 (see Stitch Guide)Guide) inc 2 (see Stitch Guide) inc 2 (see Stitch Guide) no stitch inc 2 (see Stitch Guide) no stitch inc 2 (see Stitch Guide) no stitch no stitch no stitch stitch no no stitch no stitch pattern repeat no stitch pattern repeat no stitch pattern repeat no stitch pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat pattern repeat pattern pattern repeat

Work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll:

Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 six more

purl

leg Leg 221 1 3

119 9 117 7 115 5

3

3

113 3 111 1 99

repeat

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cuff Cuff

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row 1 K4, *k2tog, k6; rep from * 3 more times, k2tog, k3, turn—36 heel sts rem.

3

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toe

Shape guSSet next rnd With an empty needle (Needle 1), k20 heel sts, pick up and knit 17 sts along edge of heel flap; work Row 1 of Instep chart (Needles 2 and 3); with another needle (Needle 4), pick up and knit 17 sts along edge of heel flap, k10 from Needle 1—97 sts total; 27 sts each on Needles 1 and 4, 22 sts on Needle 2, 21 sts on Needle 3. Work 2 rnds in patt as established (knit sts on Needles 1 and 4; work next row of Instep chart on Needles 2 and 3).

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Instep chart; needle 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—2 sts dec’d. Rep last 3 rnds 9 more times—77 sts rem; 17 sts each on Needles 1 and 4, 22 sts on

next rnd needle 1 Knit; needle 2 K1, sl last st worked to Needle 1, knit to end; needle 3 Knit to last st, sl last st to Needle 4; needle 4 Knit to end—18 sts each on Needles 1 and 4, 21 sts on Needle 2, 20 sts on Needle 3.

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 K3, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k4; needle 2 *K2tog, k2; rep from * 4 more times, k1; needle 3 *K3, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times; needle 4 K3, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k4—64 sts rem. next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 3 times, every 2nd rnd 4 times, then every rnd 5 times—8 sts rem.

Needle 2, 21 sts on Needle 3.

finisHing

foot

Knit sts of Needle 1. Sl sts from Needle 4

Work even in patt as established until foot

Needle 2. Cut yarn, leaving a 24" (61 cm)

measures 7¼ (7½, 8)" (18.5 [19, 20.5] cm) from back of heel.

onto Needle 1 and from Needle 3 onto tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, use Kitchener st (see Glossary) to graft rem sts tog. Weave in loose ends.

instep Instep 1 15 5 3

3

3

1 13 3 111 1 99

3

77 55 33 11

feminine lace

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mmigrants to the United States brought an enormous variety of knitting techniques from their homelands, where they disseminated them quickly. These socks are inspired by a traditional American patchwork quilt pattern called Tumbling Blocks.

Finished size 8½" (21.5 cm)

20% silk; 219 yd [200 m]/

circumference and 9½

50 g): #1237 petrol

(9¾, 10¼)" (24 [25, 26] cm)

(dark blue) and #0017 light

long from back of heel to tip

camel, 1 ball each.

of toe. To fit U.S. women’s

Needles U.S. size 2 (2.75 mm):

shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 9¾" (25 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia Silk 4-ply (55% wool, 25% nylon,

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 34 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in charted patt.

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Cuff

created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn.

(Needles 2 and 3); with another needle

With light camel, CO 64 sts. Arrange sts

(Needle 4), pick up and knit 18 sts along

evenly onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm),

short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn.

and join for working in the rnd, being

Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 six more

careful not to twist sts.

times—20 heel sts rem.

Work in k2, p2 rib for 12 rnds.

next rnd *K8, M1 (see Glossary); rep from * to end—72 sts.

Leg

Shape guSSet next row With an empty needle (Needle 1), k20 heel sts, pick up and knit 18 sts along edge of heel flap; work Row 8 of Patchwork chart, break dark blue

Work Rows 1–14 of Patchwork chart 3 times. Break yarns.

HeeL Sl 2 sts from Needle 2 to Needle 1 and sl 2 sts from Needle 4 to Needle 3—20 sts each on Needles 1 and 3, 16 sts each on Needles 2 and 4. Place first 20 sts of rnd and last 16 sts of rnd onto one needle—36 sts total. Heel will be worked back and forth in rows on these 36 sts; rem 36 sts will be worked later for instep. With RS facing, join light camel.

heel flap next row (RS) Sl 1, *sl 1 pwise with yarn in back (wyb), k1; rep from * to last st, k1. next row Sl 1, purl to end. Rep last 2 rows 16 more times.

turn heel Work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) K19, ssk, k1, turn. short-row 2 Sl 1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn. short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap

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edge of heel flap, k10 from Needle 1—92 sts total; 28 sts each on Needles 1 and 4, 18 sts each on Needles 2 and 3.

next rnd needle 1 Beg as indicated for Needle 1, work Sole chart; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Patchwork chart; needle 4 Ending as indicated for Needle 4, work Sole chart. Rep last rnd once more.


next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 Work in patt to last 2 sts, k2tog with dark blue; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Patchwork chart; needle 4 Ssk with dark blue, work in patt to end—2 sts dec’d. Rep last 3 rnds 9 more times—72 sts rem; 18 sts on each needle.

foot Work even in patt as established until foot measures 7¼ (7½, 8)" (18.5 [19, 20.5] cm) from back of heel. Break dark blue.

toe next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 9 times—8 sts rem.

finisHing Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts and pull tight.

sole Sole

Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

patchwork Patchwork 11

begNeedle needle 1; 1; beg end needle 4 end Needle 4

113 3 111 1 99

dark blue

dark blue dark blue dark blue light camel

light camel light camel light camel pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern

pattern repeat

77 55 33 11

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Colors OF THE ANDES South AmericA

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he motifs in the colorful embroidery of South America are related to the strong weaving tradition. In addition to geometric patterns such as diamonds and diag­ onal lines, birds and animals appear frequently.

Finished size 8½" (21.5 cm)

#1229 biscuit, #1081 ruby,

circumference and 9½

#1087 lagoon (light blue),

(10, 10¼)" (24 [25.5, 26] cm)

and #1988 lavender

long from back of heel to tip

(medium blue), 1 ball each.

of toe. To fit U.S. women’s

Needles U.S. size 2 (2.75

shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10" (25.5 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g):

mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 34 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in charted patt.

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Cuff With medium blue, CO 72 sts. Arrange sts evenly onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm), and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. With medium blue, work in k2, p2 rib for 1 rnd. Work 2 rnds as foll: *k2 with medium blue, p2 with light blue; rep from * to end. With light blue, work in k2, p2 rib for 2 rnds. Work 2 rnds as foll: *k2 with light blue, p2 with medium blue; rep from * to end. With medium blue, work in k2, p2 rib for 2 rnds. Work 2 rnds as foll: *k2 with medium blue, p2 with biscuit; rep from * to end. With biscuit, work in k2, p2 rib for 2 rnds.

foot Foot leg Leg

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1 19 9 117 7

117 7

115 5

115 5

113 3

113 3

111 1

111 1

99

99

biscuit biscuit biscuit biscuit

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77

ruby ruby ruby

55

55

33

33

11

11

biscuit biscuit ruby ruby ruby light blue blue light light blue light blue light blue light blue medium blue medium medium blue blue medium blue medium medium blueblue pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat


Leg Work Rows 1–18 of Leg chart once, then work Rows 1–9 once more.

on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 eleven more times.

finisHing Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle,

next row Slyo, k17 (to end of rnd)—first and last sts of heel are slyos.

draw through rem sts and pull tight.

1. Place first 18 sts of rnd and last 18 sts

foot

embroidery

of rnd onto one needle, keeping beg of

Resume working in the rnd, working

Cut 3 strands of biscuit and 2 strands of

rnd marker in place—36 sts total. Heel is

rem 2 slyo as 1 st on first rnd. Work Foot

ruby, each about 19¾" (50 cm) long.

worked back and forth using short-rows

chart until foot measures 7¼ (7¾, 8)"

With biscuit threaded on a tapestry

(see Glossary) over these 36 sts; rem 36

(18.5 [19.5, 20.5] cm) from back of heel.

needle, use a running st to pass over 2

HeeL With medium blue, knit to end of Needle

sts will be worked later for instep. Work heel in medium blue; break other colors.

heel top short-row 1 (WS) Slyo (see Glossary), p35, turn. short-row 2 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, turn.

short-row 3 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, turn.

toe Toe is worked in medium blue; break

Fasten off on WS.

sts and under 2 sts on every Row 8 of Foot chart as shown. Rep with ruby on every Row 20. Weave in loose ends.

other yarns. Knit 1 rnd.

next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 9 times—8 sts rem.

Rep Short-rows 2 and 3 eleven more times, then work Short-row 2 once more but do not turn—13 slyo sts at each end of heel, 10 plain sts in center. Work to end of rnd in St st, being careful to work each slyo as 1 st. Work 1 more rnd even.

heel bottom Work back and forth on 36 sts of heel as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) Knit to last 12 heel sts, turn.

short-row 2 Slyo, p11, turn. short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn. short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created

colors of the andes

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Riot of Color morocco

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he colorfully patterned motifs of North Africa are exciting and luminous. The traditional tiles are abundantly embellished and decorated with gold accents and artful ornaments. Saturated tones of red from crimson to ruby are often on display.

Finished size 8¾" (22 cm)

Needles U.S. size 1 (2.25 mm):

foot circumference and 9½

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

(10¼, 11)" (24 [26, 28] cm)

Adjust needle size if necessary

long from back of heel to tip

to obtain the correct gauge.

of toe. To fit U.S. women’s

Notions Marker (m); about

shoe sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10¼" (26 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine

2 yd (2 m) gold metallic embroidery thread; tapestry needle.

Gauge 36 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in charted patt.

#1). Shown here: Regia 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon; 229 yd [209 m]/50 g): #1078 cardinal, 2 balls, and #2002 cherry, 1 ball.

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stitch guide rotation Bring right needle to back of work, down and under knitted fabric, then in front of fabric and up—right needle has made one rotation around knitted fabric, and 1 twist is inserted in fabric between needles.

Cuff

HeeL

With cherry, CO 72 sts. Do not join. Knit 1

Place first 20 sts of rnd and last 20 sts of

row. With cardinal, knit 2 rows. With

rnd onto one needle—40 sts total. Heel

cherry, knit 2 rows.

will be worked back and forth in rows on

next row With cherry, k3, *1 rotation (see Stitch Guide), k6; rep from * to last 3 sts, 1 rotation, k3. Arrange sts evenly onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm), and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

these 40 sts; rem 40 sts will be worked

With cardinal, work in k1 through back

next row (dec row) K1, p2, *p2tog, p6; rep from * 3 more times, p2tog, p2, k1—35 sts rem.

loop (tbl), p1 rib for 10 rnds.

Leg

heel flAp With RS facing, join cardinal.

next row (RS) Knit.

next row Knit.

next rnd *K9, M1 (see Glossary); rep from * to end—80 sts. Work Rows 1–12 of Border chart.

next row K1, purl to last st, k1. Rep last 2 rows 15 more times.

Work Rows 1–24 of Tile chart. Break both

turn heel

yarns.

Work short-rows (see Glossary) as foll:

short-row 1 (RS) K19, ssk, k1, turn.

tile Tile cardinal cardinal cardinal cardinal

short-row 2 Sl 1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn. 223 3

cherry cherry cherry cherry pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat

pattern repeat

221 1 119 9 117 7

border Border

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later for instep.

short-row 4 Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 five more times—21 heel sts rem.

115 5

next short-row (RS) Sl 1, knit to 1 st

113 3

before gap created on previous row, ssk,

111 1

111 1

99

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short-row 3 Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap created on previous row, ssk, k1, turn.

turn—20 heel sts rem.

next short-row Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap created on previous row, p2tog, turn—19 heel sts rem.

ShApe guSSet next rnd With an empty needle (Needle 1), k19 heel sts, pick up and knit 16 sts along edge of heel flap; work Row 1 of Tile


chart (Needles 2 and 3); with another needle (Needle 4), pick up and knit 16 sts along edge of heel flap, k9 from Needle 1—91 sts total; 26 sts on Needle 1, 20 sts each on Needles 2 and 3, 25 sts on Needle 4.

next rnd needle 1 *K1 with cherry, k1 with cardinal; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2 with cherry; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Tile chart; needle 4 K2 with cherry, *k1 with cardinal, k1 with cherry; rep from * to last st, k1 with cardinal. Rep last rnd 2 more times.

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 Work in patt to last 3 sts, k2tog with cherry, k1 with cherry; needles 2 and 3 Work next row of Tile chart; needle 4 K1 with cherry, ssk with cherry, work sts in colors as they appear to end—2 sts dec’d. Cont in patt, rep dec rnd every 4th rnd 5 more times—79 sts rem; 20 sts each on Needles 1–3, 19 sts on Needle 4.

foot Work even in patt as established for 30 (36, 43) more rnds, ending with Row 7 (13, 20) of Tile chart. With cardinal, knit 1 rnd. Break cherry.

toe next rnd (dec rnd) *K3, k2tog; rep from * 14 more times, k4—64 sts rem; 16 sts on each needle. next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d.

finisHing

embroidery

Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail.

With gold threaded on a tapestry needle,

Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more,

With tail threaded on a tapestry needle,

embroider stars between twists at cuff.

every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3

draw through rem sts and pull tight.

times, then every rnd 7 times—8 sts rem.

Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

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Herringbone from KIEL germAny

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n Northern Germany, you hardly see the abundant diversity of patterns found in the alpine regions. The knitting patterns are simpler, the lines are clear and unadorned. The style is graphic, and the designs are reminiscent of weaving patterns.

Finished size 8¼" (21 cm)

Needles U.S. size 2 (2.75 mm):

circumference and 9¾ (10¼,

set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).

10½)" (25 [26, 26.5] cm) long

Adjust needle size if necessary

from back of heel to tip of toe.

to obtain the correct gauge.

To fit U.S. women’s shoe

Notions Marker (m);

sizes 5–6½ (7–8½, 9–10½) (European sizes 36–37 [38–39, 40–41]). Socks shown measure 10¼" (26 cm) long.

Yarn Fingering (Super Fine #1). Shown here: Regia Cotton 4-ply (41% wool, 34% cotton, 25% nylon; 220 yd [201

tapestry needle.

Gauge 34 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in herringbone patt.

Notes For U.S. women’s shoe sizes 5–6½ (European sizes 36–37), choose 100% wool yarn.

m]/50 g): #0037 petrol (dark blue), 2 balls, and #0088 turquoise, 1 ball. (See Notes.)

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Cuff

HeeL

With dark blue, CO 60 sts. Arrange sts

Heel is worked back and forth using

evenly onto 4 dpn, place marker (pm),

short-rows (see Glossary) over 35 sts of

and join for working in the rnd, being

Needles 1 and 4; rem 35 sts will be

careful not to twist sts.

worked later for instep. Work heel in dark

Work in k1, p1 rib for 15 rnds.

blue; break turquoise.

next rnd *K6, M1 (see Glossary); rep from * to end—70 sts; 17 sts each on Needles 1 and 3, 18 sts each on Needles 2 and 4.

heel top

Leg Work Rows 1–4 of Herringbone chart 10 times, then work Rows 1 and 2 once more; piece measures about 6¼" (16 cm) from CO. Sl last 2 sts of Needle 1 onto Needle 2 and last 2 sts of Needle 3 onto Needle 4—15 sts each on Needles 1 and 3, 20 sts each on Needles 2 and 4.

heel bottom Work back and forth on 35 sts of Needles

short-row 1 (RS) K15, turn.

1 and 4 as foll:

short-row 2 Slyo (see Glossary), purl to end, turn. short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, turn. short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 ten more times, then work Short-row 3 once more, but do not turn—12 slyo sts at each end of heel, 11 plain sts in center.

next rnd needle 1 Knit, being careful to work slyo as 1 st; needles 2 and 3 Attach turquoise, work next row of Herringbone chart, break turquoise; needle 4 Knit, being careful to work slyo as 1 st. Work 1 more rnd even.

short-row 1 (RS) Knit to last 11 sts of Needle 1, turn.

short-row 2 Slyo, p12, turn. short-row 3 Slyo, knit to slyo created on previous row, knit slyo as 1 st, k1, turn. short-row 4 Slyo, purl to slyo created on previous row, purl slyo as 1 st, p1, turn. Rep Short-rows 3 and 4 ten more times.

next row Slyo, k19 (to end of rnd)—first and last sts of heel are slyos.

herringbone Herringbone 33 11

dark blue

dark blue dark blue dark blue

turquoise turquoise

turquoise turquoise

pattern repeat repeat pattern pattern repeat

pattern repeat

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foot Resume working in the rnd, working rem 2 slyo as 1 st on first rnd. Rep Rows 1–4 of Herringbone chart until foot measures 7¼ (7¾, 8)" (18.5 [19.5, 20.5] cm) from back of heel, ending with Row 2 or 4 of chart. Break turquoise.

next rnd (dec rnd) needle 1 K15; needle 2 K16, k2tog, sl next 2 sts to Needle 3; Needle 3 K17; needle 4 K16, k2tog, sl next 2 sts to Needle 1—68 sts rem; 17 sts on each needle.

toe next rnd (dec rnd) needles 1 and 3 Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; needles 2 and 4 K1, ssk, knit to end—4 sts dec’d. Rep dec rnd every 4th rnd once more, every 3rd rnd 2 times, every 2nd rnd 3 times, then every rnd 8 times—8 sts rem.

finisHing Break yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. With tail threaded on a tapestry needle, draw through rem sts and pull tight. Fasten off on WS. Weave in loose ends.

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glossary KNITTING Techniques

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abbreviations beg(s) BO CC cm cn CO cont dec(s) dpn foll g inc(s) k k1f&b

begin(s); beginning bind off contrasting color centimeter(s) cable needle cast on continue(s); continuing decrease(s); decreasing double-pointed needles follow(s); following gram(s) increase(s); increasing knit knit into the front and back of same stitch kwise knitwise, as if to knit m marker(s) MC main color mm millimeter(s) M1 make one (increase) M1L make one left (increase) M1p make one purlwise (increase) M1R make one right (increase) p purl p1f&b purl into front and back of same stitch patt(s) pattern(s) psso pass slipped stitch over pwise purlwise, as if to purl rem remain(s); remaining rep repeat(s); repeating rev St st reverse stockinette stitch rnd(s) round(s) RS right side sl slip sl st slip st (slip 1 stitch purlwise unless otherwise indicated)

ssk

slip 2 stitches knitwise, one at a time, from the left needle to right needle, insert left needle tip through both front loops knit together from this position (1 stitch decrease) stitch(es) stockinette stitch through back loop together wrong side

and st(s) St st tbl tog WS

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with yarn in back with yarn in front yard(s) yarnover repeat starting point

**

repeat all instructions between asterisks alternate measurements and/or instructions work instructions as a group a specified number of times

() []

CO edge cuff

Anatomy of a top-down sock

gusset decreases leg

instep toe

heel flap heel turn gusset sole

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wyb wyf yd yo *

toe shaping


stitch distribution & numbering of needles

The instructions in each pattern give the number of stitches on each needle.

Working on four needles From the CO edge, stitches are divided among needles that are numbered clockwise, usually beginning at the back of the heel (figure 1). The heel is generally worked on the stitches on Needles 1 and 4, so that the beginning of the round is at the back of the sock and under the foot. However, for some patterns it is simpler to have the beginning of the round at the side of the sock and work the heel on a different pair of needles.

Working on Three needles Sometimes it is simpler to divide the stitches among three needles (figure 2). In this case, the heel is usually worked on half of the stitches. Stitches are then redistributed before knitting the heel by slipping stitches from one needle to another.

Working on TWo CirCular needles When working large pattern repeats, it is sometimes easier to use two circular needles instead of four double points. Stitches are then divided such that one needle holds the stitches for the front of the leg and the other needle holds the stitches for the back of the leg (figure 3). The sole and instep stitches are divided in the same way. To set up for working on two circular needles, cast all stitches onto one circular needle, then slip one-half of the stitches onto the cable of a second circular needle, or cast the appropriate number of stitches directly onto each needle. Join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the cast-on. When using this method, it is very important to keep the needles from getting mixed up. Knit the first half of the stitches from one end to the other of the first needle (the needle on which they sit) while the second needle “rests,� then do the same with the other stitches and needle. The heel is centered on the beginning of the round as for other methods. In the round before beginning the heel, rearrange the stitches to center the heel as foll: Work all stitches of Needle 1 as established, then work the stitches that would be on Dpn 3 from Needle 2 to Needle 1. With Needle 2, work the remaining stitches from Needle 2, then work the stitches that would be on Dpn 1 from Needle 1 to Needle 2. This rotates the sock one-quarter round.

>

Needle 3

Circular Needle 1 holding sts from Needles 1 and 2

>

Needle 2

Needle 2 > < Needle 3

< Needle 4 Needle 1 >

Circular Needle 2 holding sts from Needles 3 and 4

>

Needle 1

Figure 1: Working on four needles

Figure 2: Working on three needles

Figure 3: Working on circular needles glossary

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Short-Row Heels

slipped Yarnover (slYo) Slipped yarnovers make it possible to knit a short-row heel with no holes. After turning the work, bring the yarn to the front as if to purl. With the right needle, slip the next stitch as if to purl (figure 1). Wrap the yarn over the top of the right-hand needle and pull tightly so that both legs of the stitch from the row below are stretched over the needle (figure 2). Bring the working yarn to the back of the right needle before working the next stitch. Slipped yarnovers are worked the same way on both right side and wrong side rows. To continue purling a WS row, bring the yarn to the front under the right needle (figure 3).

Figure 1: Slip one stitch purlwise

Figure 2: Pull yarn tightly over needle

Figure 3: Bring yarn to front under right needle

Working a slipped Yarnover To knit a slipped yarn-over, carefully insert the right needle under both legs of the stitch and work them together (shown from the right side in figure 1 and from the wrong side in figure 2). Be careful not to mistake each leg of the stitch for two separate stitches and accidentally increase.

Figure 1: Working a slipped yarnover

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Figure 2: Working a slipped yarnover


right- & leftleaning decreases

The way that two stitches are knitted together determines whether they lean to the right or to the left. These decreases are important when knitting lace patterns, uniform gusset decreases on a heel, or symmetrical toe shaping.

Right-Leaning Decrease (k2tog) Insert right-hand needle into two stitches at once and knit them together (figure 1).

Left-Leaning Decrease (ssk) Slip two stitches, one at a time, from left needle to right needle (figure 2). Insert left needle tip through both front loops and knit stitches together (figure 3).

Figure 1: Right-leaning decrease (k2tog)

twisted traveling stitches

Figure 2: Left-leaning decrease (ssk), Step 1

Figure 3: Left-leaning decrease (ssk), Step 2

Many patterns from Alpine countries owe their beauty to twisted traveling stitches.

Twisted Knit Work a twisted knit stitch (k1tbl) by inserting the right needle into the back of the next stitch from right to left, then wrapping the yarn to knit it as usual (figure 1). The stitch has been rotated 180Ë&#x161; and appears more pronounced.

Twisted Purl Work a twisted purl stitch (p1tbl) by inserting the right needle into the back of the stitch from left to right and proceeding to purl (figure 2). The stitch now appears as a twisted knit stitch on the wrong side. This technique is useful when a pattern requires twisted stitches in a heel flap, which is worked back and forth rather than in the round.

Figure 1: Twisted knit (k1tbl)

Figure 2: Twisted purl (p1tbl) Glossary

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twisted traveling stitches (cont.)

righT TWisT WiTh Cable needle Slip one stitch onto a cable needle and hold in back of work, knit one stitch from the left needle through the back loop, then either knit one stitch through back loop or purl one stitch from the cable needle (as given in directions).

righT TWisT WiThouT Cable needle Insert the right needle from front to back into the right leg of the second stitch from the tip of the left needle and knit it without dropping it from the left needle (figure 1). Then work the first stitch as either a twisted knit stitch or a purl stitch (as given in directions) and slip both stitches off the needle.

lefT TWisT WiTh Cable needle Slip one stitch onto a cable needle and hold in front of work, knit one stitch from the left needle through back loop, then knit one stitch from cable needle through the back loop.

lefT TWisT WiThouT Cable needle Insert the right needle from right to left behind the left needle into the back leg of the second stitch on the left needle and knit it without dropping it from the left needle (figure 2). Then knit the first stitch through the back loop and slip both stitches off.

Figure 1: Right twist without a cable needle

Figure 2: Left twist without a cable needle

Figure 3: Left purl twist without a cable needle

lefT purl TWisT WiTh Cable needle Slip one stitch onto a cable needle and hold in front of work, purl one stitch, then knit the stitch from cable needle through the back loop.

lefT purl TWisT WiThouT Cable needle Slip the first stitch purlwise, slip the second stitch knitwise, then replace the rotated stitches on the left needle. On the WS of the work, purl the second stitch (figure 3), but do not slip stitch from needle yet. Then knit the first stitch through back loop and slip both stitches off together.

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TwO-COLOR STRANDED KNITTING

These patterns are worked with at least two colors per row, a background color and a contrast color. As a rule they are knit in stockinette stitch and indicated with charts. While knitting with one color, the other is floating across the back of the work; the more stitches there are to be knit in a given color, the longer the floats. The floats shouldn’t exceed eight to ten stitches when working with 4-ply sock yarn in U.S. needle size of 1–3 (2.25–3.25 mm).

Trapping The floaTs There is a risk of getting snagged when putting on or taking off a garment with floats. To prevent snags, catch the float about midway through its length so that it is snug against the fabric (figure 1). When trapping the float, prevent its showing through by trapping the yarn behind a stitch of a less contrasting color.

lengTh of floaTs For a consistent fabric, it is important that the length of the floats be as even as possible. To prevent a float that is too short and causes the fabric to pucker (figure 2), spread out the stitches on the right needle (figure 3). Press your right index finger on the working yarn so that the float will be the right length.

Figure 1: Trapping floats

Figure 2: Too-short floats

Figure 3: Spread out stitches on right needle

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TwO-COLOR STRANDED KNITTING (cont.)

Changing needles The next big challenge is at the junction between two needles (figure 1). The most helpful technique is to spread the stitches on the needle as wide as they will be when the sock is worn and hold the yarn near the needle. After knitting the first stitch in a new color, line up the previous and new needles and measure the amount of yarn required (figure 2). Beginners often find stranded knitting easier on two circular needles because the needle only changes twice per round instead of three or four times, and the flexible cable of the circular needle might make it easier to spot floats that are too tight.

Figure 1: Changing Needles

Figure 2: Changing Needles

holding The Yarn How you hold your yarn is a matter of personal preference. Being relaxed and creating a smooth fabric are more important than speed. The best thing to do is to experiment with the suggested methods and figure out what works best for you.

both yarns in the left hand To hold both yarns in the left hand, lay them both over the left index finger (figure 1). You may choose to wrap them around your pinkie finger for tension. When one color is used more often than the other, it quickly becomes tight around your finger. This method of holding the yarn allows you to quickly adjust the length of both strands and return to your customary hold while knitting. One disadvan-

Figure 1: Both yarns in left hand

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Figure 2: Variation on both yarns in left hand


tage of this method for holding yarn is that both strands are held to the same side as the working needle and can become easily twisted when adjusting the tension.

variation on both yarns in left hand Lay the first strand as usual from back to front over the left index finger, then lay the second strand from front to back (figure 2, previous page). Wrap both strands together one more time around the left pinkie. This grasp prevents the twisting of the yarn, but it is more difficult to keep both strands the same length.

one yarn in each hand In two-handed knitting, one strand of yarn lies over each index finger (figure 3). Each strand must be allowed to run through the fingers at a different rate to maintain the same length. Yarns hardly ever get tangled using this method, and it is no problem to use the yarns at different rates. This grasp requires a little practice and is suitable for more experienced knitters.

one yarn at a time The easiest way of knitting with two colors is to lay the working strand over the left index finger for Continental knitters (figure 4) or over the right for English-style knitters. The unused strand hangs off the back of the knitting. To change colors, drop the first strand and lay the second strand over the index finger. The tension of the yarn is easiest to manage with this method, and even beginners can easily manage two yarns. It is very easy to trap a float, and as you are manually wrapping the yarns around one another, it is easy to anticipate and avoid tangles.

Figure 3: One yarn in each hand

Figure 4: One yarn at a time

gauge Stranded knitting fabric is always tighter than stockinette fabric, which means that more stitches are needed to work the same diameter. Stranded knitting is also less elastic, so there should be a little extra width built into the sock as well. The floats running through the inside of the sock help make it thicker and warmer than a solid color sock knit from the same yarn. Be sure to block stranded knitting when it is complete or at least dampen and stretch gently into desired shape. It will become more even in appearance.

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KNITTING wITH bEADS

Size 8° (2.6 mm) seed beads are especially well-suited for knitting socks with 4-ply yarn. Craft and bead shops offer them in many different colors and finishes.

sTringing beads Before knitting the beaded patterns in the book, you will need to string the beads onto the working yarn. It is simplest to use a sewing needle. Cut a 12"–16" (30.5–40.5 cm) piece of strong sewing thread, fold it in half, and thread it through the sewing needle. Pull about 8" (20.5 cm) of yarn through the loop. With the help of the sewing needle, all the beads can be slid onto the sock yarn (figure 1). To count the beads, it is helpful to pick up five at a time and slide them up the yarn in blocks of fifty. Once all the beads are threaded, slide them about 3 yd farther up the yarn. Cast on the number of stitches specified and follow the instructions as usual. Slide the beads up the working thread as needed or farther down the yarn to keep them out of the way.

plaCing beads Where a bead stitch is indicated on the chart, insert the right needle as if to knit and slide a bead up close to the needle. As you knit the stitch, pull the bead through, too. The bead should sit on the right leg of the stitch (figure 2).

Figure 1: Stringing beads

Figure 2: Bead on right leg of stitch

kniTTing TWisTed bead sTiTChes The simplest way to place beads in knitting is with a twisted stitch. The stitch that contains a bead is worked as a twisted stitch on the next row or round, securing the bead in place. This rotates both legs of the stitch so that the beads cannot slip (figure 3). Be careful that the bead sits on the right leg of the stitch. This technique is most common when there is a single row of beads in the design.

Figure 3: Bead stitches in stockinette stitch

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bead sTiTChes in sToCkineTTe sTiTCh Stitches are more even when beads are worked in stockinette stitches, though you have to watch closely because a bead can easily slip from the right to left leg of a stitch, changing the appearance of the pattern. Knitting beads in stockinette-stitch fabric is well-suited for knitting an entire pattern, not just one row. For this technique, work every stitch as a knit stitch regardless of whether you’ll be knitting another bead. If the bead is not placed on the right leg of the stitch, slip the beaded stitch as if to knit, then insert the left needle from left to right and knit. This allows you to control the position of the bead more easily. Bead knitting in stockinette stitch should not be too loose. If it is, you may find that after washing, the beads have migrated to the inside of your sock.

pROvISIONAL CAST-ON

The cast-on edge of a piece of knitting that has been worked provisionally can be opened up and worked in the opposite direction. This technique can be used to add an afterthought heel, create a hem, or work a sock from side to side. Choose a contrasting colored yarn that is somewhat thicker than the sock yarn. With a crochet hook, make a very loose chain of ten to fifteen more stitches than the desired number of knit stitches. Using the sock yarn, pick up and knit one stitch per “bump” on the back of the chain until you have the desired number of stitches (figure 1). Be careful not to split the strand of yarn. When you are ready to work the cast-on stitches, loosen the end of the chain and pull out the crochet chain slowly and carefully (figure 2). Pick up each revealed stitch and place it on a needle.

Figure 1: Provisional cast-on

Figure 2: Remove the crochet chain

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KITCHENER STITCH

The Kitchener stitch can be used to attach parallel rows of live stitches to one another. Begin with the stitches to be joined on two double-pointed needles held parallel to one another with the stitches to be joined across from one another. There must be the same number of stitches on both needles. Thread a length of matching yarn on a tapestry needle; you will be mimicking the path of a new row of stitches with it. step 1: Insert the tapestry needle purlwise into the first stitch on the front needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the needle (figure 1). step 2: Insert the tapestry needle knitwise into the first stitch on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the needle (figure 2). step 3: Insert the tapestry needle knitwise into the next stitch on the front needle and pull the yarn through, dropping the stitch from the needle. step 4: Insert the tapestry needle purlwise into the next stitch on the front needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the needle (figure 3). step 5: Insert the tapestry needle purlwise into the next stitch on the back needle and pull the yarn through, dropping the stitch from the needle. step 6: Insert the tapestry needle knitwise into the next stitch on the back needle and pull the yarn through, leaving the stitch on the needle (figure 4). Repeat Steps 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 to the last two stitches, then repeat Steps 3 and 5 for the remaining two stitches.

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Figure 1: Step 1

Figure 2: Step 2

Figure 3: Steps 3 and 4

Figure 4: Steps 5 and 6

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DECORATION & FINISHING TOuCHES

Weaving in ends Weaving in the ends on socks requires more care because there are no edge stitches or seams at your disposal to anchor yarn. It is fairly easy to hide ends in the cast on-edge or toe but be careful with ends in the middle of your sock, as with stranded knitting in general. Use a sharp embroidery needle to pull ends through a single strand on the inside of the sock (figure 1). Floats in stranded knitting are also good places to weave in ends.

sashiko embroiderY Cut a strip of foot-shaped cardboard to slip into the sock; this will prevent you from stitching through both layers of fabric. The sock should be stretched slightly while you work so that the embroidery doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pull tight when you put on the sock. Trace two copies of the sashiko design onto tissue paper and pin one to each sock. Stitch directly through the tissue on top of the lines with small stitches, placing the needle into the fabric as accurately as possible (figure 2). Tear out the tissue.

balTiC braid Bring both strands to the front of your work. In the rounds to follow, bring the next color to be knitted to the back of the work, knit the stitch, and bring it to front again.

rnd 1 *K1 in color A, k1 in color B; rep from * and at the same time, working in St st, lay the strand of the next color over the previously used strand (figure 3).

rnd 2 * K1 in color A, k1 in color B; rep from * and at the same time, working in St st, bring the strand of the next color under the previously used strand (figure 4). Rep Rnds 1 and 2 as desired.

Figure 1: Weaving in ends

Figure 2: Sashiko Embroidery

Figure 3: Rnd 1 of Baltic Braid

Figure 4: Rnd 2 of Baltic Braid glossary

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ACKNOwLEDGmENTS Many heartfelt thanks to Melitta Carola, Barbara, and Miriam, whose needles worked so diligently; to Giovanna Lo Presti for the many long discussions about color and photos; and my family, who endured the mountain of wool with me! Thanks to Coats LLC for their support of this book.

YARN SuppLIER Regia Distributed in the United States by Westminster Fibers 165 Ledge St. Nashua, NH 03060 westminsterfibers.com

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INDEx Baltic braid 38, 141 beads, knitting with 58, 62, 138–139 beads, stringing for knitting 138 cast-on 139 decreases 133 embroidery 49, 141 ends, weaving in 141 floats 135

twisted knit stitch 133 twisted purl stitch 133 twisted traveling stitches 133–134 twist, left with and without cable needle 134 twist, purl with and without cable needle 134 twist, right with and without cable needle 134 yarn, holding 136–137 yarnover (slyo), slipped 132

gauge 137 Kitchener stitch 140 knit two together (k2tog) decrease 133 lace knitting 61, 71, 105, 109 left-leaning decrease (ssk) 133 needles, changing 136 needles, stitch distribution 131 provisional cast-on right-leaning decrease (k2tog) 133 sashiko embroidery 49, 141 short-rows 132 slip slip knit (ssk) decrease 133 stitches on multiple needles 131 slipped yarnover 132 stockinette stitch, bead stitches in 139 stranded knitting, two-color 15, 43, 97, 109, 135–137 traveling stitches 9, 101 twisted bead stitches, knitting 138

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