Drakar by Nathan Taylor


Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m)
UK size 9 (US size 9 1/2, Europe size 43), but easily adjustable to fit any size.
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Drakar is a sock of two halves. The name means “dragons” in Swedish, and I chose it because the design reminds me of the markings down a dragon’s tail. The dragonish zigs and zags down the front and the back of the sock separate two very different halves. One half has vertical ribs sweeping down the length of the sock, and the other half has horizontal bars, ridging their way round the leg and the foot. The gusset features a delicate section of parallel zigzags, simplifying into one tiny zigzag that wends its way down the entirety of both sides of the foot, neatly delineating the top-of-the-foot pattern from the plain sole.

This pattern includes the recipe and instructions
for a symmetrical pair of socks, but feel free to make two identical ones if you choose. Either will work well as a pair.

Drakar is a quirky and eccentric sock that is great fun to knit, and even more fun to wear!