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Petrouchka

Knitting
June 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
380 yards (347 m)
woman's medium
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Petrouchka, ballet by Igor Stravinsky, depicts the plight of a clown-puppet named Petrouchka at a Russian carnival, who longs to be free from the strings of his creator in order to experience the emotions of life.

it’s not difficult to see the strings of the puppet in the sock and to imagine the poor little doll in the twists of the stitches.

the pattern was inspired by cable motifs on a sweater seen at a café and sketched right there.
later, I changed the cables to twisted stitches to make them suitable for a sock.