Jormungandr by Ruth crafts


November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
328 - 437 yards (300 - 400 m)
Medium / Large
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These socks are named for the Norse son of Loki the snake who encircles the world, holding his tail in his mouth. As an Ouroboros, as well as being in some ways the beginning and ending of the world itself, he himself is never-ending, a symbol of eternity. And so, when it came to naming a detailed pair of socks centred on a sinuous combination of cables and mock cables, he seemed an appropriate choice.

Ideally suited to a semi-solid or solid sock yarn, this is a project to conjure autumn nights: long evenings in front of a fire, with a special fibre in a jewel-like colourway. The finished item is elegant and richly textured, whether worn hidden in your winter boots, or on show.

The ribbed texture ensures that cables and mock cables alike spring from the surface of the knit, while also making them fit a wide range of sizes, though instructions are included for medium and large versions. Both charted and written instructions are included throughout the design, for rib, cuff, heel flap and foot sections in order to ensure clarity and ease of reference.

The Medium sock is designed for most women’s feet, from 7 - 9 inches around, the ribbed texture will ensure it fits snuggly.

The Large sock provides that bit more ease for a bigger foot, up to about 10 inch circumference with some negative ease.