alycone by ash alberg


June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette, in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
266 yards (243 m)
to fit 8” (20.5cm) foot circumference; adjustable foot length; height from top of heel: 2.5” (6.5cm)
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this is pattern 3/7 in pleiades the 2019 sock collection, celebrating all-natural sock yarns and accompanied by the operation sock drawer zine. patterns will be released over 2019 and can be purchased individually or as a whole at a reduced cost.

the brightest of the sisters, alycone is referred to as the “central one.” after enraging the gods with her husband, the pair were punished and he was killed at sea. alycone threw herself in the ocean to join him, and zeus turned the pair into kingfishers. once every year, the waves settle long enough for these mates to nest, bringing about the “halycon days.”

these socks are a little less dramatic, but they can definitely be the shining stars of your sock drawer. easy to modify for longer lengths for the colder months, you can knit them up as written to have sweet little shortie socks to show off even in those warmer temperatures.

needles: US 1 (2.25mm) dpns OR circular needles appropriate for preferred method, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 266 yards (245 metres), 70g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown in blacker yarns’ mohair blends 4-ply (50% manx / 50% mohair, 190 yards 175 metres, 50g) x 2 skeins in lantic bay

notions: 2 stitch markers, sock blockers (optional)

gauge: 36 stitches x 40 rounds = 4” (10cm), in stockinette, worked in the round, blocked