Villemo Kalebsdotter by Anna Friberg

Villemo Kalebsdotter

May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
273 - 394 yards (250 - 360 m)
Small (Medium, Large, X-Large)
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Once upon a time, many centuries ago, Tengel the Evil went out into the wilderness to sell his soul to the Devil. He became the forefather of the Ice People.

For wealth and power, one of his descendants in every generation would be cursed to serve the devil and perform evil deeds. Their distinguishing feature would be yellow cat’s eyes and they would possess magical powers.
Some say they will not be free of the curse until they unearth the cauldron containing the potion Tengel the Evil used to summon the Devil. 
It is said that one day a child of his blood will be born, gifted with knowledge and wisdom of which the world has never known before, who will end the family curse.

So says the legend, but no one knows if it’s true.

This is the prologue of one of my favourite book series, the chronicle “The Legend of the Ice People” by Margit Sandemo. Villemo Kalebsdotter has always been one of my favourites in the book series. She was born in the 17th century with the yellow cat’s eyes, but she never had any problems with fighting the evil side, unlike many of her cursed relatives, as she was rather chosen than cursed. Her personality was very colourful, as was her red hair. Villemo grew up to be a woman with strong willpower, and almost never thought things through before she went off on for an adventure, which got her into troubles every now and then. She always managed to solve her problems, if not by her own powers, then with a little help from her family or her forefathers.

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Small (Medium, Large, X-Large)
The sock is designed to have a negative ease of 
0.5-4 cm / 0.25-1.5”
And to fit a foot circumference 
16-19 (18-21, 19-22, 22-25.5) cm / 
6.25-7.5 (7-8.25, 7.75-8.85, 8.25-9,5)”
The length of the sock is adjustable. For a good fit, make socks approx. 1.5 cm / 0.5” shorter than foot length.

The socks are knit with a tight gauge to make the fabric more durable. 
36 sts and 45 rnds = 10x10 cm / 4x4” in st st after blocking

38 sts and 55 rnds = 10x10 cm / 4x4” in pattern after blocking
Gauge was obtained on 2.25 mm / US 1 needle.

Dandelion Sock Yarn (75% merino, 25% nylon) 400m/100g
Main Colour, Semisolid 140 (160, 180, 200) meters / 155 (175, 200, 225) yds

Contrast Colour, Speckled 110 (130, 150, 160) meters / 125 (145, 165, 175) yds

Other fingering weight sock yarn can also be used
Note that meterage / yardage may differ depending on the length of the sock.

5 stitch markers

Cable needle

Tapestry needle 

Needles for working on a small circumference to obtain gauge

Techniques used
Kitchener Stitch, video tutorial

Technical Editing
This pattern has been professionally technical edited by James Bartley, DancingGeek

Test knitters
Thank you so much to all my test knitters! You have made such an amazing job! <3