Nessa Socks by Claire Ellen

Nessa Socks

December 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
380 - 430 yards (347 - 393 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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An entrelac sock with an unusual construction, Nessa begins with a standard cuff-down construction, but then becomes something completely different once the heel flap is complete.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. The entrelac makes the pattern a bit tricky, and the unusual construction adds a bit to the confusion. It’s not difficult knitting, but an understanding of sock construction helps and a careful reading of the pattern will be necessary.

Yarn: The yarn requirements for this sock are higher than usual. I strongly recommend getting more yardage than you anticipate for this sock. A self-striping would take best advantage of the entrelac stitch.

Photos show a size Large, knit in Twisted Fiber Arts Self-Striping Tasty Yarn, in the colorway “Totally.” Knitting these socks up required a total of 2 skeins.