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Estonian Socks

Knitting
December 1994
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches in Stockinette Stitch worked in the round
US 0 - 2.0 mm
534 yards (488 m)
Women's medium
Errata available: interweave.com

Summary: Top-down, four double-pointed needles. Leg clock patterns, band heel and wedge toe.

Additional Yarn Information: 2 skeins #452 Fawn, and 1 skein each #444 Deep Rust, #480 Burgundy, and #449 Navy. Yarn is listed as “Nordic Fiber Arts’ Rauma Finullgen 2-ply” which is the same as Rauma Yarns Finullgen. -Ed.

Charts Included: Cuff and Clock patterns.

From the pattern description: The inspiration for these interesting socks is taken from a lady’s sock made on the Estonian island of Kihnu. This sock dates from the second half of the nineteenth century … The patterned top used in the following pattern was adapted from a book on Estonian costume. The leg clock patterns are identical to the museum piece. They have a twisted traveling stitch braid on one side and blocks of twisted stitches on the other.

Publication Date December 1994