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Tyrian

jeshknits
Knitting
November 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
Women's M
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD
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May 26: pattern re-release! I’ve re-knit, re-written, and re-formatted the Tyrian pattern to correct some minor errors and clarify some confusing language and bring it in line with my current pattern standards. The price will be raised to $5, accordingly, but it is 20% off until June 2.

From the pattern description:

Adorn your feet with majestic socks! Whether you’re a queen or merely a serf, everyone deserves to wear something resplendent. The cuffs are crowned with lace, and imperial cabled columns spiral down each leg before converging at the heel and instep. A smooth stockinette foot and modified wedge toe add a regal simplicity to balance out the detailed legs.

The nitpicky among us will note that a true tyrian purple is warmer, more of a plum or magenta shade than the plush purple sample socks. Still, the spectacular sparkle in this yarn should be more than enough to make anyone feel like royalty.