Hjortron Socks by Anna Friberg

Hjortron Socks

September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in Socking stitch
306 - 361 yards (280 - 330 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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One summer some years ago, my husband and I decided to go on a hike on a local hiking path not far from our home. We took the bus to our destination. After just over an hour, we arrived in Kisa.
The first part of the trek was straight up the small alpine hill in Kisa. It was not long, but enough for us to get ourselves a decent warm-up. The rest of this morning’s hike was a little more manageable. We followed the path into the sparse, majestic forest. 
All of a sudden, we came to a small marsh where lush green moss, grew.
We stopped to revel in the awe-inspiring landscape when we saw something golden orange in the middle of all the green. 
We were genuinely surprised when we noticed the cluster of cloudberries thriving in the middle of the mire.
Neither of us had seen cloudberries so far south before. Of course, we waded into the marsh. To the juicy and bright berries. We picked them carefully and enjoyed them slowly. Seldom, have we enjoyed better berries than those bright cloudberries.

The socks are knit with a tight gauge to create a durable fabric.
36 sts and 45 rnds = 10x10 cm / 4x4” in stocking stitch and pattern after blocking
Make sure both rnd and stitch gauge is correct. That will ensure your socks fit.
I knit with a tight gauge, so you might need to go down a needle size to obtain gauge.

Needles & Notions
4 stitchmarkers
1 unique stitch marker as BOR m

Tapestry needle
Needles to knit a small circumference to obtain gauge. 

For the sample, an 80 cm / 32” circular needle size 2.25 mm / US1 was used. The pattern can easily be worked with double pointed needles or 23 cm / 9” circulars.

Lovebug Yarns, Platinum Socks (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) 425 m / 468 yds per 100 g
280 (300, 330) metres / 310 (330, 360) yds
Note that metreage can differ depending on the length of the sock.

About the pattern
The Hjortron socks are knit from the toe and up with a gusset and heel flap, enforced heel. The texture is knit over the instep and around the leg.
The cuff is designed to match the texture of the leg.
It would be wonderful if you want to share your pictures on social media and tag them #yarnesty and #HjortronSocks. It will make it easier for us to find each other’s pictures and get inspired!