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Nain

Knitting
August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 8.25 [9.25, 10.25] inches in fingering weight yarn, 10 [11.25, 12.5] inches in sport or dk-weight yarn.

Updated, expanded, and finally back in print, this delightful new edition of Silk Road Socks features sixteen intricate patterns inspired by oriental rugs.

All fourteen of the original patterns are here, each revised to fit my current style and with extra sizes added (that includes sizing them all for both fingering weight yarn and dk/sport weight yarn). There are also two brand new patterns available here for the first time ever. And of course along the way I’ve upgraded all the fun bits (new photos, new charts, beautiful illustrations…all the things that help make a book lovely)!

The book is available in both paper and electronic versions, and every paper copy of the book includes a unique code (look inside the back cover) that allows you to download a copy of the electronic book. You’ll be able to store the electronic version in your ravelry library if you like (though a ravelry membership isn’t required to access the electronic version).

You can get the electronic version here on ravelry, or swing by amazon or ask at your local yarn store to get a paper copy!



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.