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Nain

Knitting
January 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8.25 stitches = 1 inch

Note: the purplish sock is Sanguine Gryphon yarn, the bluish one is Lorna’s Laces.

About the rugs that inspired the socks:

Nain is a small town in the middle of Iran on the rim of the Great Desert. Woolen textiles have been produced in Nain for centuries though rugs have only been produced since the 1930s. The rugs produced in Nain are among the most finely knotted carpets currently made. They are some of the best known and most expensive of the modern rugs.

Nain rugs usually feature intricate floral designs, elaborate medallions, and a very characteristic color palette. These socks incorporate the curvilinear lines and pale blue color traditional of this style.