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Laila's Socks

Knitting
January 2003
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches in color pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
720 yards (658 m)
To fit a woman's foot: about 7.5" (19 cm) around and 9.75" (23.5 cm) long

Summary Top-down, stranded colorwork, five double-pointed needles.

Additional Yarn Information 1 skein each #199 amber gold (MC) and #003 natural (CC).

Chart Included Leg/foot colorwork pattern.

From Nancy Bush’s Pattern Introduction These striped socks were patterned on some in a photograph given to me by Helgi… the curator at the Hiiumaa Museum. There are two different socks in the photo, and I used both of them for inspiration. The larger pattern…is called Pikad Põrnikad or long beetle or bug. The other similar sideways/horizontal pattern…is the Vesikilgikiri or water cricket pattern. I didn’t worry about where the stripes met at the beginning of rounds, since I’ve noticed that many folk knitters weren’t the least bothered by little “jogs.”