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Södera Socks

Knitting
October 2006
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Knitted plain
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
475 yards (434 m)
Women's Large
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The Söderas are fancy show-off socks, romantic lace socks, rock and hard core socks or even gothic depending on in which colour they are knitted in and what clothes and shoes they are worn with. Changing the ribbon in the top of the leg into contrast colour or to ribbon made out of special material also alters their image. The Sodera Socks are knitted toe-up in order to make it easier to determine when to start the increases for the calf shaping. It also helps to define when the socks are high enough.

About the pattern and the translation:

My native language isn’t English, and therefore the translation might be far from flawless and it probably isn’t grammatically correct either. :D If (and when) you spot a flaw or the pattern is unclear in some way, please contact me by email sisainen.villapaita (a) gmail.com

The Södera Socks were inspired byAnna socks in Rowan Magazine and Hedera Socks in Knitty. Although the pattern is my own design the Söderas remind the Hedera Socks a lot because of same lace pattern used in both. Therefore I have asked CookieA, the designer of Hedera Socks, that it is ok by her to publish the pattern.

The name Södera doesn’t actually mean anything as such. “Söde” could be translated to “cute”, and the “era” part is a credit to Cookia A.’s Hedera Socks, because they inspired me to use that particular lace pattern.

EDIT October 2010: slightly revised version of the pattern is now published in Stitch ‘n Bitch Superstar Knitting as Flirty.