Dovrasjön Socks by Suzanne Sjögren

Dovrasjön Socks

March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
303 - 463 yards (277 - 423 m)
Women's small (medium, large), to fit 7 (8, 9) inches/18 (20, 23) cm foot/leg.
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According to legend, it was the giant in Dovradalen who broke off the block to crush Viby church. The giant was irritated by the noise of the church bells and the new Christian doctrine, so tried to destroy the bells by throwing the block. The giant’s wife was called Dovra. She grieved at having such a ferocious husband, and her tears collected in the rift valley and formed the three lakes.

These socks are knit top down with a twisted rib cuff, traditional slip stitch heel flap and gusset. They are patterned in mini cables, garter accents and a centered purl cable to round it out.

Materials: Bugbear Woolens Gemstone Sock Yarn 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 463 yards (401 meters) / 100 grams. Schachenmayr Regia 4-fädig 4-ply Color 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon, 459 yards (420 meters) / 100 grams.

Needles: US 1/ 2.25 mm, your choice of dpns, two circulars, or one long circular to work in the rnd.

Notions: Tapestry needle, Cable Needle, Stitch markers (optional).

Gauge: 32 sts, 44 rnds = 4 inches (10 cm) over stockinette stitch in the rnd.

Size: Women’s small (medium, large), to fit 7 (8, 9) inches/18 (20, 23) cm foot circumference; foot length is adjustable. Socks shown measure 9”.