Framiens by Natalia Vasilieva


May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in mosaic pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
391 - 400 yards (358 - 366 m)
Sock length: 8¼” (21 cm) to fit foot length 10” (25.5 cm).
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These socks were designed for SKA Fraternal challenge and feature mosaic patterns inspired by floor tiles of Notre Dame d’Amiens Cathedral. You may find similar stitch patterns for substitution in Barbara G. Walker’s mosaic collections.

Each sock starts with a provisional cast-on for a sideways cuff. Completed cuff is grafted using a long tail left from a set-up row. Leg and foot are decorated with four different mosaic stitch patterns. Patterned heel is worked in a forethought fashion. Standard toe is also patterned.

Techniques Used

  • Magic Loop
  • mosaic knitting (slipped-stitch knitting in two colors)
  • crocheted provisional cast-on
  • knitted cast-on
  • picking-up stitches
  • forethought heel
  • Tricorner trick (detailed instructions are not included)
  • garter-stitch grafting

Yarn Usage
MC (black): 210 yds (192 m)
CC (white): 182 yds (166 m)
Actual yarn usage depends on particular charts you choose and may differ in case of different chart combinations.

Tip on yarn substitution
Choose two highly contrasting fingerings in solid, semi-solid, heathered or tweedy colorways. With less contrasting yarns the effect will be more subtle.

31-May-2014: ver.1.01 avaiable (second heel charts fixed)

31.05.2014: выпущена русская версия 1.01.

Thank you to my test knitters: RedTina, mamofsteel, BaibaTR, romashkoo, ElizabethiNorge.

Спасибо Елене и Екатерине за проверку русской версии.