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Algonquin Socks

Knitting
August 2007
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette-stitch charted patterns, worked in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm

Pattern description from Folk Style: “A visit to a gallery in Ottawa, Canada, and a painting by noted Canadian artist Tom Tompson offered Gayle Bunn the colorway for these socks. The landscape was of autumn in northern Ontario. ‘I really loved the mix of the golds, bright green, and reds of the foliage with the indigo and purple shades of the water,’ says Gayle. The individual motifs are interpreted from traditional Scandinavian folk knitting. With the mix of Canadian autumn shades and Scandinavian motifs, Gayle creates an enchanting combination of two northern nations.”

Finished Size: About 7½ (9)” (19 (23)cm) foot circumference and 7¾ (9.25)” (19½ (23.5) cm) foot length. To fit a child (woman).

Yarn: Sportweight (#2 Fine).

  • Brown Sheep NatureSpun Sport Weight (100% wool; 184 yd (168 m)/50 g): 1 ball each of 8 colors.
  • Child’s version shown in #N04 blue knit (navy; MC), #N80 mountain purple (A), #N30 Nordic blue (medium blue), #109 spring green, #N17 French clay (orange), #N46 red fox, #308 sunburst gold, and #200 Bordeaux (burgundy).
  • Adult version shown in #N46 red fox (MC), #308 sunburst gold (A), #N17 French clay (orange), #200 Bordeaux (burgundy), #N30 blue (medium blue), #N80 mountain purple, #109 spring green, and #N04 blue knight (navy).
  • Note: 1 ball of each color is sufficient to make both pair of socks shown.

Needles: Size 5 (3.75 m): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.