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Sacre du Printemps

Knitting
April 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
340 yards (311 m)
woman's medium
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“Le Sacre du Printemps” (the Rite of Spring), a ballet by Igor Stravinsky, depicts the power and savage beauty of the arriving spring as a wild dancing celebration. The pattern of this sock pictures the cracking earth with the first sprouts emerging and at the same time you can imagine an intertwining whirlwind of dance.

A slightly modified cable pattern, found in a modern Japanese pattern book (‘knitting patterns book 250’ by Shida Hitomi, Nihon Vogue), now makes for a nice sock where the stitches transition from toe to foot, leg and up into the cuff.

2009/04/29 Erratum:
heel section should start as follows:
put the 33 instep sts on hold, k2togtbl the first 2 stitches of the sole and work a short row heel …