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Latvian Socks

Knitting
October 1994
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 2 inches in Stockinette stitch worked in the round
US 0 - 2.0 mm
357 - 400 yards (326 - 366 m)
Women's Medium

Summary: Top-down, four double-pointed needles. Half-handkerchief heel, star toe.



Additional Yarn Information

The pattern calls for one skein of yarn (357 yards) in color #003 Natural, but notes that the sample socks took "almost every inch of the yarn called for.  If you need to make a longer foot, omit one repeat of the lace on the leg or have more yarn available."

From Pattern Introduction: Generally the mention of Latvian knitting reminds me of colorful mittens. These socks were inspired, not by color knitting but by a pair of lacy Latvian stockings, knit in Latvia…The lace is simple to work and very decorative. The leg is shaped by working four decreases on one round midway down the leg. The heel is turned with Half-Handkerchief Heel shaping and the socks end with a Star Toe. These socks are sized for ladies.



Publication Date December 1994