Balaenopteridae by Natascha Reim


November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (knitted in the round)
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Womens`s size S/M/L
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Balaenopteridae is the zoological name for a family of whales, that all have a special mouth form in common. The twisted stitch panel of the socks rolls inwards when the socks are not worn and remind me of the mouth of those whales.

Pattern difficulty: intermediate

Skills: Judy´s magic cast on, bavarian twisted stitches, cabling without a cable needle, German short rows, Jen´s surprisingly stretchy bind off, reading charts, knitting in the round in magic loop technique.

It is possible to knit them TAAT

Needles: circular needles size US0/US1/US1,5 depending on desired sock size min. 32” long or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 36/33/30 st = 4” over stockinette stitch