Inga Loves Fröderick by Caroline Steinford

Inga Loves Fröderick

December 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
210 - 315 yards (192 - 288 m)
Adult Small (Medium, Large) - To fit foot circumference: 7.5" (8.5, 9.5) / 19 (21.5, 24) cm
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“Inga Loves Fröderick” is a quick-knit pair of socks with a lot of impact. The pattern resembles a traditional Bavarian motif, but the twisted-stitch medallions on the front are actually an original design based on a leaded-glass panel. The finished socks can be left as-is or customized with embroidery in your choice of colors for a truly unique pair of socks.

Photos show Adult Small on woman’s size 8 foot. Worked in a subdued color and omitting the embroidery, the sock could be worn by men as well. Due to the elastic nature of the twisted-stitch design, foot-circumference sizing is somewhat forgiving.

Construction: Top-down, knit in the round, heel flap.

Yarn shown: Cascade 220, color 8010 (cream).

Optional yarn / thread for embellishment: Approx. 12 yd / 11 m contrasting color yarn or embroidery floss for embellishment. Shown: approx. 4 yd each of 3 colors “Designs for the Needle” embroidery floss, 100% cotton.

Notions: Stitch markers; stitch holder or waste yarn; yarn needle for weaving in ends

Skills: Knit, purl, twisted stitches, knitting in the round, following a chart, short rows, grafting.