Sydämeni laulu by Tiina Kuu

Sydämeni laulu

Knitting
March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette with smaller needles
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
394 - 459 yards (360 - 420 m)
small, medium/large, extra-large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The revised version including three sizes and instructions to make the BOR jog in stranded colourwork less obvious is available on Payhip only.

Sydämeni laulu (Song of My Heart) socks were originally designed for a sock design contest that was launched to celebrate the 100 years of independency in Finland in 2017. The stranded patterns feature Finnish nature and four seasons.

The design is the second sequel to my trilogy of traditional sock patterns, Echoes from Karelia being the first. However, Sydämeni laulu is rather a pattern that brings the traditional Finnish sock design to the 21th century than a strictly traditional design as such.

Features of the revised pattern on Payhip:

  • knitted cuff down
  • instructions written for magic loop but dpns can be used as well
  • instructions written in metric and US terminology
  • three sizes: small (64 sts), medium/large (72 sts) and extra-large (80 sts)
  • estimated yardage: MC 40-50 grams, CC’s 10-20 grams (please see the instructions for details)

The first Finnish version of the pattern was published in the March 2017 issue of the Finnish handicraft magazine Suuri Käsityölehti. The pattern published in the magazine was written by Pirkanmaan Kotityö without any co-operation with the designer. Thus the instructions in the magazine do not represent fully the original design.

The original pattern written by the designer is now available free of charge on Ravelry - both in Finnish and in English. The extended and revised pattern is available only in English on Payhip.