Annukka Socks by Kristi Schueler

Annukka Socks

May 2011
2-Ply Handspun BFL
Sport (12 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded pattern knit in the round with smallest needles, washed and laid flat to dry
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
220 - 170 yards (201 - 155 m)
One Size Fits Most w/ guidance on resizing
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From the article:

I have been exploring my Scandinavian roots for the last several years. Through this journey I began following the blogs of a handful of graphic designers who also have Scandinavian ties. When I was sorting my fiber stash I discovered a bright BFL roving from Lisa Souza Dyeworks I had been given by a good friend and decided to pair it with some natural BLF roving I had from Louet to recreate some of the bold looks I have been enjoying from these graphic artists. In particular the designs of Sanna Annukka ( for whom I named this pattern, have been of great inspiration. You may have already seen her work. She created some of the album artwork for the British piano rock group, Keane, and recently gave a fresh face to the packaging of a Finnish chocolate and mint candy by Frazer called Marianne.

Knitting these socks is an adventure. Both the two color cabled cuff and the heel flap require knitting stranded colorwork flat and in the intarsia method. The bottom of the foot features a simple checkerboard pattern to minimize float length for greater comfort. To allow the pattern to flow uninterrupted as long as possible a modified wedge toe was used. Knit at the stated gauge these socks should keep your feet toasty in any modern clogs.

The pattern is written for double pointed needles. Those familiar with the 2-circular or magic loop methods should be able to adapt the pattern by grouping needles 1 and 4 for one half of the sock and needles 2 and 3 for the other half.