Ferrando by Caoua Coffee


December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
399 - 437 yards (365 - 400 m)
S (M)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Ferrando is one of the male protagonists in ‘Così fan tutte’ (Thus Do They All, K. 588), a drama giocoso in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The opera is the wry tale of two young men, Ferrando and Guglielmo, who place a bet on fidelity, putting their fiancées, the 2 sisters Dorabella and Fiordiligi, to the test. The men pretend to go off to war but return in disguise as dashing foreign soldiers, each intent on seducing the other’s lady. Managing through various tricks to win over the initially reluctant women, the suitors become uneasy with their antics, and once the deception is unmasked, the four reunite. But who pairs up with whom in the end remains a mystery.

The leg-pattern of the socks is very good looking on both its right and wrong side.
Whether you wear these socks in your shoes with the sock-legs folded over as dashing boot toppers
or full length without shoes as cushy bed socks - that’s entirely at you discretion.
‘boot or bed’ relates quite nicely to the opera’s story, but: Honi soit qui mal y pense…