Princess Cake Socks by Beatrice Olsson

Princess Cake Socks

Knitting
April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
284 - 328 yards (260 - 300 m)
36-42 (narrow)
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This pattern is available from signatureneedlearts.com for $6.00.

Ankle sock pattern with afterthought heel to be knitted with 2.75mm Signature Needle Arts DPNs or circular sock needle. If your colorwork is tighter than your 1 color stockinette you could go down in needle size at the toe and the heel.

This pattern is quite detailed , but still it’s good to have some sock knitting and colorwork knitting experience before you try this pattern.

These socks are inspired by a Swedish cake called Princess Cake (Prinsesstårta) and the motif is a traditional rose pattern from the island Gotland which is renowned for all the pretty roses in the town Visby. The cake origins from a cookbook published in the late 1920’s called “Prinsessornas Kokbok” and the name of the cake was initially just ”Green cake” because the cake is covered in green marzipan, decorated with a pink marzipan rose. The cake was invented by, or at least the author was inspired by, the Swedish princess sisters (Margareta, Märta & Astrid) that were the author’s pupils by the time when the recipe was first published and therefore the name later changed into Prinsesstårta.

This sock is quite narrow but discussions on sizing and an alternate chart is attached helping you if you want to modify the pattern yourself.