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Lithuanian Amber Socks (1994)

Folk Socks: The History and Techniques of Handknitted Footwear (1994)
Knitting
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches in colorwork pattern worked in the round, before blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
393 yards (359 m)
Women's Small (with suggestions for upsizing to a Medium)

Summary Top-down, four double-pointed needles.

Additional Yarn Information

  • 2 skeins #5562 Amber
  • 1 skein #5510 Black

Charts Included Leg and Foot patterns.

From Nancy Bush’s Pattern Introduction The design for these socks comes directly from a photograph of an undated pair of socks in the National Museum of Lithuania in Vilnius. They are made of black and natural grey wool. The inspiration for amber yarn used as the main color in this design comes from the precious fossil resin, amber, found along the Baltic coastline…. They have a Dutch Heel and a Wedge Toe.

Publication Date December 1994