Guglielmo by Caoua Coffee


December 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 375 yards (320 - 343 m)
adult medium
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Guglielmo 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.

Work these socks in a sturdy wool/nylon blend and you’ll have dashing boot socks, or work them in a luxuriously soft yarn – perhaps with a bit of cashmere content – and you’ll get the nicest bed socks ever. ‘boot or bed’ relates quite nicely to the opera’s story, but: Honi soit qui mal y pense…

12/08/2014: the WS row of the heel flap should read:
k1, sl 2 yf, k2, sl 2 yf, k1, sl 1 yf, k1 twice, sl 2 yf, k2, sl 2 yf , k1, turn

The updated pdf has already been uploaded (version 1.1)