Afshari by Hunter Hammersen

Afshari

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Knitting
August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
34 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 7 [7.75, 8.5, 9.25, 10] inches in fingering weight yarn, 8.5 [9.5, 10.25, 11.25, 12.25] inches in sport or dk-weight yarn.
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This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was discontinued in the summer of 2022.

A handful of my absolute favorite patterns have come back (you can see all the currently available patterns here). A few more will likely come back over time. And I am absolutely still making new things! But I do not have any plans to have the whole catalog be generally available ever again.

However, enough people have asked about the discontinued patterns that I will probably make the discontinued patterns available for a few days once or twice a year.

If you want to know if that happens (or to hear about new patterns as they come out or to see what else I’m up to), the best thing to do is join the mailing list or the patreon!




Updated and expanded, this delightful new edition of Silk Road Socks features sixteen intricate patterns inspired by oriental rugs.

All fourteen of the original patterns are here, each revised to fit my current style and with extra sizes added (that includes sizing them all for both fingering weight yarn and dk/sport weight yarn). There are also two brand new patterns available here for the first time ever. And of course along the way I’ve upgraded all the fun bits (new photos, new charts, beautiful illustrations…all the things that help make a book lovely)!

Every paper copy of the book includes a unique code (look inside the back cover) that allows you to download a copy of the electronic book. You’ll be able to store the electronic version in your ravelry library if you like (though a ravelry membership isn’t required to access the electronic version).




The Afshari (sometimes Avshar) are a nomadic Turkic tribe originating in Central Asia, now found in parts of Turkey, Syria, and Iran. Most of the rugs woven by the villagers and nomads from this area are called Afshari (even though some are made by people from other groups such as the Buchakchi).

Afshari rugs are diverse and use a number of construction methods and feature an array of different designs. Despite this variability, similarities do exist. Most are predominantly red or blue, and many feature repeated horizontal bands of intricate motifs. The cuffs of these socks draw from this tradition and showcase a variety of elaborate textured stitches.