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Fringe Socks

Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Size: 7.5 (8.25, 9)” foot circumference, length adjustable.
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The Adamson House has two iconic pieces of tilework. The first is the peacock fountain; the second is the tiled fringed Persian rug.

This ‘rug’ is reason alone to visit the Adamson House. It dominates the hallway in which it was installed. It’s a triumph of trompe l’oeil – the detail is amazing, including the fringe which waves and overlaps like real fringe.

I love the fringe, which is why it’s what I wanted to reinterpret in a knitted piece. My intent was to evoke the edge of a Persian carpet including the fringe.

The picture of the rug shown is a reproduction from the wonderful company California Pottery and Tile Works.

Notions: Yarn needle, stitchmarkers (one unique for beginning of round), cable needle if you use one, yarn needle

Skills needed: Stranding knitting, working in the round, picking up stitches, Kitchener stitch, braids, cabling

Thank you to Alexandra Virgiel for tech editing.

NOTE: If you want a white braid as shown -- simply add on a new strand of white and use that at the CC strand per the stitch definition. If you like to alternate the colors in your braid, keep to the MC/CC designations.