cinders by ash alberg


June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette, worked in the round, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
450 yards (411 m)
to fit 8” (20.5cm) foot circumference; adjustable foot length; height from top of heel: 8” (20.5cm)
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this pattern is part of the third volume of everyday magic and can be purchased either individually or as part of the 3-pattern collection. e-book purchases include all 3 patterns and a pdf zine including diy tutorial for writing an intentional list for release and a burning ritual. if you do not want all patterns but do want the zine, it can be purchased separately here.

fires are cleansing, and in the wild often a necessary force of destruction to allow for fresh growth. the cinders left after the dramatic flames are just as important a part of this process, because they hold the potential for future burnings. tiptoeing between ashes and fresh fuel, cinders may have just enough energy to light again, passing the flame along to fresh burn piles to start the regeneration process over.

be the cinder you need in your community. know your capacity. keep yourself from burning all the way out, retaining enough energy to pass the torch while you work on your next stage. and if knitting is your means of recovering your energy, these socks will prove easy enough for you to almost - almost - take a mental break while you whip them up for your tired toes.

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

yarn: 500 yards (457 metres), 115g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown in julie asselin’s nomade (80% superwash merino/20% nylon, 500 yards 457 metres, 115g) x 1 skein in heathered biscotti

notions: 2 stitch markers, sock blockers (optional)

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