Norwegian Lusekofte Socks by Beth Brown-Reinsel

Norwegian Lusekofte Socks

January 1996
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
420 - 500 yards (384 - 457 m)
Midfoot 6, 8 & 10"
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Inspired by the 19th century Norwegian Lusekofte, the traditional geometric patterning and lus (lice) motifs make this sock fun to knit. The stockinette stitch heel flap is knitted with a Norwegian Star pattern, and has a Band Heel, which requires no instep gusset, and a Wide Toe. The gauge is 8 stitches/inch in 2 color stockinette stitch for three sizes. Notes are given for another three sizes, in between, knitted at 7 stitches/inch. Guernsey or firm sport weight yarn recommended. Traditionally knitted in black and cream. This pattern is recommended for intermediate knitters.

Featured Techniques:

Double Cast-on, Knitting with a color in each hand, The Band Heel, The Wide Toe, Kitchener Stitch.