Gordes by Hunter Hammersen
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Gordes

Knitting
August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 8.25 [9.25] inches in fingering weight yarn, 10 [11.25] inches in sport or dk-weight yarn.

Updated, expanded, and finally back in print, this delightful new edition of Silk Road Socks features sixteen intricate patterns inspired by oriental rugs.

All fourteen of the original patterns are here, each revised to fit my current style and with extra sizes added (that includes sizing them all for both fingering weight yarn and dk/sport weight yarn). There are also two brand new patterns available here for the first time ever. And of course along the way I’ve upgraded all the fun bits (new photos, new charts, beautiful illustrations…all the things that help make a book lovely)!

The book is available in both paper and electronic versions, and every paper copy of the book includes a unique code (look inside the back cover) that allows you to download a copy of the electronic book. You’ll be able to store the electronic version in your ravelry library if you like (though a ravelry membership isn’t required to access the electronic version).

You can get the electronic version here on ravelry, or swing by amazon or ask at your local yarn store to get a paper copy!



Gördes (sometimes Ghiordes) is a town in western Turkey, where rugs have been made since at least the eighteenth century. In the late nineteenth century, the prayer rug style became popular, and any rug with an arch was likely to be called a Gördes. Books from this period are often full of blatantly incorrect (though charmingly romantic) information about both the town and the rugs.

Rugs of strikingly different colors, materials, and constructions have been attributed to Gördes, and telling a real Gördes from a fake can be challenging. Many feature an arch supported by decorated columns, both elements represented in these socks.